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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 15 June 1955Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Julie Hagerty's unique personality and talent likely would have been better served had she worked under the Hollywood studio system. As it is, her place in cinema history is secure with her role of stewardess Elaine Dickinson in the comedy classic Airplane! (1980). Hagerty should have evolved into a latter-day Jean Arthur, or become a highly valued supporting player a la Zasu Pitts.

Julie was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on June 15, 1955. Her father, Jerald William Hagerty, Jr., was a musician, and her mother, Harriet Yuellig (née Bishop), was a singer and model. Julie followed her mother in her latter career, signing with Ford Models agency at the age of 15. The teenager spent her summer vacations modeling in New York City, where she moved in 1972 after graduating from high school. Her older brother was part of a New York theatrical troupe, "The Production Company", and she studied acting with William Hickey. In 1979, she made her off-Broadway theatrical debut in The Production Company's show Mutual Benefit Life; subsequently, she appeared on Broadway in John Guare's comedy "The House of Blue Leaves" in 1986-87, for which she won a 1986 Theatre World Award.

Airplane! (1980), ranked #10 on the American Film Institute's list of the Top 100 Comedies, rates as her official film debut, though she had a part in erstwhile lover Bob Fosse's All That Jazz (1979) that, unfortunately, wound up on the proverbial killing floor of the cutting room (which was actually featured in Fosse's impressionistic argosy influenced by Federico Fellini's (1963). After her smashing debut, Hagerty appeared in the inevitable sequel, and starred in major theatrical films, including Woody Allen's A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982), 'Albert Brooks (I)' Lost in America (1985), and Robert Altman's Beyond Therapy (1987). After the failure of the Altman film, her career cooled off; Hagerty began appearing mostly in supporting roles in feature films and in made-for-TV movies.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jon C. Hopwood

Spouse (2)

Richard Kagan (1999 - present)
Peter Burki (1986 - 1991) (divorced)

Trivia (9)

Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1985" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 37.
Once romantically involved with director/choreographer Bob Fosse, she was cast in a small role in his film All That Jazz (1979). Her role ended up on the cutting room floor.
Auditioned for her first role in the Off-Off Broadway play, "Mutual Benefit Life", written by playwright Robert Patrick and directed by Norman René ("Prelude to a Kiss"), just to get experience in auditioning, and to her surprise was cast after one reading. She was also cast by Rene in the next play at the same theater and was seen in it and immediately signed for Airplane! (1980).
Was personally involved with writer-director Albert Brooks in the 1980s, who cast her in his film Lost in America (1985).
Married to life insurance industry and theatrical producer Richard Kagan (2007).
Summers with her family in the Lakes Region area of Maine.
On Broadway in "Mornings at Seven" [2002]
She has English, German, and Irish ancestry.
Her acting mentor was Peter Graves.

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