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Peg Phillips (1918–2002)

Margaret "Peg" Phillips was a retired accountant when she began taking acting classes at age 65. In 1990 she was cast in the role of Ruth-Anne Miller, the shop keeper in the series Northern Exposure (1990). The role was supposed to be only intermittent, but Peg's portrayal won the hearts of viewers, and Ruth-Anne became a regular role. In addition... See full bio »
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Northern Exposure
Northern Exposure Ruth-Anne Miller / Ruth-Anne / Rhoda
Dogfight Older Cafe Customer
How the West Was Fun
Chase Auntie Jane


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 2000 ER (TV Series)
Mrs. Duffy
 1996 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Zelda Widdenberg
- The Journalist (1996) ... Zelda Widdenberg
 1996 Boston Common (TV Series)
- A Triage Grows in Boston (1996) ... Rose
 1990-1995 Northern Exposure (TV Series)
Ruth-Anne Miller / Ruth-Anne / Rhoda
- Tranquility Base (1995) ... Ruth-Anne Miller
- Let's Dance (1995) ... Ruth-Anne Miller (credit only)
- Ursa Minor (1995) ... Ruth-Anne Miller
- Balls (1995) ... Ruth-Anne Miller
- Buss Stop (1995) ... Ruth-Anne Miller
 1994 How the West Was Fun (TV Movie)
 1991 Dogfight
Older Cafe Customer
 1990 Waiting for the Light
 1985 Chase (TV Movie)
Auntie Jane
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 1994 Northern Exposure (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Dinner at Seven Thirty (1994) ... (performer: "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" - uncredited)
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 1993 The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special)
Herself - Nominee
 1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series)
Herself - Guest
- Episode #1.147 (1992) ... Herself - Guest

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Margaret Peg Phillips | Margaret Phillips

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She was a Navy wife in the Territory of Hawaii when the Japanese attacked on 7 December 1941. See more »

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