Murtagh, Kate

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Murtagh, Kate Gender: F
Kate-Ellen Murtagh
born on 29 October 1920 at 23:14 (= 11:14 PM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 06°34' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 12°50 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 08°51'


American actress, who performed in the 1930s and 1940s as one-third of the "Murtah Sisters" act with siblings Jean and Onreitt, appearing in the film Freshman Year (1938) and the Broadway play Take a Bow (1944). The trio began performing when they were children, with the goal of singing straight harmony like the Pickens Sisters, whom they idolized, but the performances became more humorous with time. In addition to the film and play, they performed in vaudeville and nightclubs.

Murtagh went on to appeared in various films and television shows. She is pictured on the front and back covers of the English rock band Supertramp's 1979 multi-platinum album, Breakfast in America. On the front cover she is depicted as a waitress named "Libby", in front of a depiction of New York City, striking a pose similar to that of the Statue of Liberty, but holding a tall glass of orange juice and a menu rather than a torch and tabula ansata. She also appears in the video for the band's 1982 single, "It's Raining Again", as the woman who gives the protagonist an umbrella.

Retired from acting since 1999, she was in her last years a resident at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital (MPTCHH), where she took classes in improvisation. Murtagh died at the MPTCHH in Woodland Hills, California on 10 September 2017 at the age of 96.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 96)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film, TV, stage)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Child performer
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Night Club/ Vaudeville
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo ("Murtah Sisters" trio)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.