David Finkle: Easy Reader: Peggy Pope of Nine to Five Tells Her Irresistible Show-Biz Story
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
You may not think you know Peggy Pope, but you do. You certainly do if you're a Nine to Five fanatic. She's Margaret Foster, the secret tippler who salutes Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton with a congratulatory "Atta girl" every time they give overbearing boss Dabney Coleman what for. That's why she names her worthy memoir Atta Girl: Tales From a Life in the Trenches of Show Business (iUniverse, 179pp.).
You also know her if you're an inveterate boob-tube viewer and have made a point of watching, say, every Barney Miller or ER episode -- not to mention other too-numerous-to-itemize series on which she's guested over the last three or four decades.
In other words, Peggy Pope -- who also can lay claim to stage credits like the original production of John Guare's House of Blue Leaves -- is one of those players whom you pass on the street, point at and say "I know you" without having a name to put with the face. She's one of those players whose number is way larger
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