Kate Murtagh (I) (1920–2017)


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Kate Murtagh was born on October 29, 1920 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Kate Ellen Murtagh. She was an actress, known for The Car (1977), Farewell, My Lovely (1975) and Doctor Detroit (1983). She died on September 10, 2017 in Woodland Hills, California. See full bio »

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Known For

The Car Miss McDonald
(1977)
(1975)
(1983)
Switchblade Sisters Mom Smackley
(1975)

Filmography

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 1999 Snoops (TV Series)
Older Woman
- Pilot (1999) ... Older Woman
 1999 Burning Passion (Short)
Mrs. Wilson
 1997 Mad About You (TV Series)
- Moody Blues (1997) ... (uncredited)
 1997 The Maker
Large Matron
 1992 Waxwork II: Lost in Time
The Matron
 1992 Roots of Evil
Mother
 1989 She's Out of Control
Chaperone
 1986-1988 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Elderly Woman / Waitress
- Between a Yuk and a Hard Place (1988) ... Elderly Woman
- Every Daughter's Father Is a Virgin (1986) ... Waitress
 1988 Mathnet (TV Series)
Mrs. Selkirk
- The View from the Rear Terrace (1988) ... Mrs. Selkirk
 1986 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Mrs. Rosalee Murphy
- Summit (1986) ... Mrs. Rosalee Murphy
 1985 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Muley
- High Time (1985) ... Muley
 1983 Lottery! (TV Series)
 1983 Doctor Detroit
Mom
 1981 Nichols & Dymes (TV Movie)
 1980 Three's Company (TV Series)
Gertrude
- Downhill Chaser (1980) ... Gertrude
 1978 Tarzana (Short)
 1978 Just Me and You (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 1977/I McNamara's Band (TV Movie)
Hildegard Hochmusser
 1977 The Car
Miss McDonald
 1977 Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (TV Series)
Duke
- Episode #2.125 (1977) ... Duke
 1976 Delvecchio (TV Series)
Biddy
- APB: Santa Claus (1976) ... Biddy
 1976 In the Region of Ice (Short)
 1975 Farewell, My Lovely
Amthor
 1975 Switchblade Sisters
Mom Smackley
 1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
Martha
- Three-Cornered Cage (1974) ... Martha (as Kate Murtaugh)
 1974 Dirty O'Neil
Emily Jones
 1973 The Long Goodbye
Nurse (uncredited)
 1973 The Night Strangler (TV Movie)
Janie Watkins
 1972 Another Nice Mess
Nurse
 1968 Shadow Over Elveron (TV Movie)
Mrs. Wolinski - Emily's Nurse (uncredited)
 1967 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Lucy Ledbedder
- The Jasper Ledbetter Story (1967) ... Lucy Ledbedder
 1966 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
Agnes
- Permanent House Guest (1966) ... Agnes
 1965 A Man Called Shenandoah (TV Series)
Maude
- The Reward (1965) ... Maude (uncredited)
 1965 Laredo (TV Series)
Dowager
- I See by Your Outfit (1965) ... Dowager
 1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Miss Raven
- The Never-Never Affair (1965) ... Miss Raven
 1964 The Munsters (TV Series)
The Fat Lady
- A Walk on the Mild Side (1964) ... The Fat Lady
 1964 Mickey (TV Series)
Mrs. Worthington
- The Case of the Slippery Slipsy (1964) ... Mrs. Worthington
 1964 Many Happy Returns (TV Series)
Woman #3
- Walter Meets the Machine (1964) ... Woman #3
 1964 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Zelda Gooberman
- Mr. Garrity and the Graves (1964) ... Zelda Gooberman (uncredited)
 1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Nurse Gordon
- Night of the Beast (1964) ... Nurse Gordon
 1964 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Hallie McGraw
- The Geneva Balfour Story (1964) ... Hallie McGraw
 1960-1963 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Valberg / Hedwig
- Steve and the Viking (1963) ... Valberg
- Adjust or Bust (1960) ... Hedwig (as Kate Murtah)
 1963 Glynis (TV Series)
Big Bertha
- Two Way Stretch (1963) ... Big Bertha
 1962-1963 It's a Man's World (TV Series)
Iona Dobson / Mrs. Dobson
- Winter Story (1963) ... Iona Dobson
- Mutiny on the Elephant (1963) ... Iona Dobson
- Hour of Truth (1963) ... Mrs. Dobson
- The Macauley Profile (1962) ... Iona Dobson
- The Man on the Second Floor (1962) ... Iona Dobson
 1961 Pocketful of Miracles
Masseuse (uncredited)
 1961 Blue Hawaii
Woman at Party (uncredited)
 1961 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Mrs. O'Connel
- The Modus Man (1961) ... Mrs. O'Connel (as Kate Murtah)
 1961 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Crystalbell
- Best Neighbor (1961) ... Crystalbell
 1961 Breakfast at Tiffany's
Policewoman (uncredited)
 1961 Gun Fight
Molly (as Kate Murtah)
 1951 Musical Comedy Time (TV Series)
Winnie
- No! No! Nanette! (1951) ... Winnie
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Kate Murtah | Kate Murtaugh

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Trivia:

Noted as the model pictured on the front and back covers of rock band Supertramp's 1979 multi-platinum hit LP, "Breakfast In America"; she portrays a waitress named "Libby" and is holding a tall glass of orange juice on the front cover.

Trademark:

Playing large formidable women

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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