Katey Sagal as Peggy Bundy
Her father was Boris Sagal, a noted director. He died on May 22, 1981, on the set for "World War III" when his head hit a helicopter rotor.
Katey's mother Sara Zwilling was America's first feminin director and a singer. She died in 1974. An interesting piece of irony, "Zwilling" means "twin" in German, and she gave birth to twins:
Katey's sister Liz (Elizabeth) Sagal (October 9, 1963, LA CA) played in "Skinheads" (1990, aka "Teste Rasate") as Amy, "Howard the Duck" (1986) as Ronette, "Double Trouble" (TV Series 1984-85) as Allison Foster (with her twin sister Jean), "Flashdance" (1983) as Sunny and "Grease 2" (1982) as a Sorority Girl (with her twin sister Jean again). She also had a guest appearance with her sister Jean (as Elena) in "Picket Fences" (episode Nuclear Meltdowns as Ellen), "21 Jump Street" (episode Chapel of Love) and "Trapper John, M.D.".
Her other sister Jean Sagal, twin sister of Liz, played in "Double Trouble" (TV Series 1984) as Kate Foster (with her sister Liz), "Grease 2" (1982) as a Sorority Girl (with her sister Liz, too), Quantum Leap (1989). She also had a guest appearance with her sister Liz (as Ellen) in "Picket Fences" (episode Nuclear Meltdowns as Elena), "21 Jump Street" (episode Chapel of Love) and "Trapper John, M.D.".
Her brother Joey Sagal appeared in two Married... with Children episodes: "She's Having My Baby, II" (602) and "The Two That Got Away" (1011). He also acted in many movies: "World War III" (1982), "Final Jeopardy" (TV movie 1985), "The Hidden" (1987), "The Return of Swamp Thing" (1989), "Beyond the Law" (1992), "Out for Blood" (1993), "Marilyn & Bobby" (TV movie 1993), "The Chase" (1994) and "Barb Wire" (1996).
In 1978 she had her first wedding, but the marriage lasted only three years. Since November 26, 1993, her husband is Jack White after living together for 5 years. They have a daughter Sarah Grace White (August 5, 1994) and a son Jackson James White (March 1, 1996). They live in the San Fernando Valley, California, and their wedding song was "Our Love Is Here to Stay". On October 14, 1991, Katey had a stillborn child (Ruby Alexandra) who was scheduled for December. On that day, she was brought to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center directly from the Married... with Children set (which was at the ABC Television Center in Hollywood at that time), where she took part in the discussion about the script of "God's Shoes" (608), which was taped 4 days later. At that time (early season 6), she played the pregnant Peggy in Married... with Children. From 608 to 610, Peggy was absent from the show due to Katey's recovery. After the tragedy, the producers decided to drop the plot of an expectant Peg and he
r pregnancy was explainded as a bad dream of Al in episode 611. A couple of months before, she had miscarried a baby in the second month of her pregnancy.
Some specific examples of her back-up work:
On Gene Simmons' 1978 album "Gene Simmons" (the Kiss bassist)
she's credited as "Kate Sagall"
Katey performed with Bette Midler as one of the "Harlettes." She released her first CD, "Well" on Virgin Records on April 19, 1994, including the song "Can't Hurry the Harvest". She continues to perform in nightclubs throughout the Los Angeles area. Sagal studied theater at the California Institute of the Arts. In 1985, appearing in a production of the musical "The Beautiful Lady," she was spotted by casting agents, who cast her as Mary Tyler Moore's feisty co-worker, Jo Tucker, in "Mary," a short-lived comedy series. You can also hear sing in some movies.
Examples of her movie soundtrack work:
"Plain Clothes" (1988) with Arliss Howard: "Ain't Got Nobody", a
duet with Billy Sherwood
Little by little, she also started a TV and movie career. Her TV debut was in "The Failing of Raymond" in 1971 as a patient. Her father was the director of that movie. In 1985, she played a regular character in Mary Tyler Moore's short-lived series "Mary" which helped her to get the part of "Peggy Bundy" on Married... with Children.
On the 2nd of Oct. 2004 Katey Sagal married Kurt Sutter in a private ceremony. It was the third marriage for her.