American actress Peggy Rea began gaining notice in the 1960s as a member of Red Skelton's TV stock company. In the 1970s, she was seen as Olivia Walton's cousin Rose Burton in The Waltons and on an irregular basis as man-chasing Lulu Hogg in The Dukes of Hazzard. Later seen in maternal roles, Peggy Rea was featured on Step By Step (1991) as Ivy Williams, the mother of Suzanne Sommers' character, and as Brett Butler's mom Jean Kelly in Grace Under Fire (1993- ).
Biography by Hal Erickson
- Left UCLA to attend business school.
- Worked as a production secretary at MGM.
- Moved to New York City in 1947 to perform on Broadway.
- Was known mostly for playing supporting characters on television, including Rose Burton on The Waltons and Lulu Hogg on The Dukes of Hazzard.