84 (passed away Nov. 7th, 2002)
Sep. 20th, 1918
Everett, Washington, USA
Peg Phillips' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1996 - Jerry Maguire
1991 - Dogfight
Guest TV Roles
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 to "Northern Exposure" (1990), Peg appeared with Shirley MacLaine in Waiting for the Light (1990) and TV movies How the West Was Fun (1994) (TV) and Chase (1985) (TV), and guest appearances in "7th Heaven" (1996), "Touched by an Angel" (1994), and "ER" (1994), and a number of commercials. Born in Everett, Washington, Peg overcame polio, peritonitis, a ruptured aorta, and, at age 81, a broken hip and wrist from being hit by a car. A smoker since age 13, Peg Phillips died of lung disease in a suburban Seattle care center. She was 84.
- She was a Navy wife in the Territory of Hawaii when the Japanese attacked on 7 December 1941.
- Was the Artistic Director of The Woodinville Repetory Theatre in Woodinville, Washington, until her death. While Artistic Director, she directed and performed in many productions.
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