Peggy Pope, a veteran character actress recognized for taking part in “previous lush” secretary Margaret (“Atta woman!”) in 9 to five, died Could 27 in Fort Collins, Colo. She was 91. A reason for demise has not been disclosed.
Born Florence Pope in Montclair, NJ in 1929, Pope started her performing profession on stage, making her Broadway debut within the play Moonbirds in 1959 and later showing alongside Jimmy Stewart in a revival of Harvey in 1970. Pope additionally had a prolific profession in movie and TV, showing on such exhibits as Mork & Mindy, Bewitched, The Golden Ladies, and Legislation & Order. One among her best-known roles was on the 1970s sitcom Cleaning soap as Mrs. David, the mom of the girl with whom Billy Crystal‘s Jodie Dallas fathers a toddler.
Pope grew to become recognized for her 9 to five position as an alcoholic secretary, encouraging Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, and Jane Fonda‘s characters with the catchphrase “Atta woman,” which later grew to become the title of Pope’s 2011 autobiography.
“I went to the interview with a sort of exhausted indifference. It was simply one other couple of strains to me,” Pope recollects within the e-book. “It was a very good film and a very good half. On the finish, my character comes again from rehab, hair combed, wanting spiffy and prepared for the sequel. Underdogs climbing to the highest is a superb components, and it is all the time good to be in on the finish of a movie so folks keep in mind you had been in it.”
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