Julie Hagerty

A first-rate comic actress, Julie Hagerty used her extremely high voice and mild-mannered presence as comic weapons. She achieved pop cultural immortality as the female lead of the comedy classic "Airplane!" (1980). An enduring film that only grew funnier and more impactful with each passing year, its mega-success buoyed Hagerty to roles in its 1982 sequel as well as "A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy" (1982) with Woody Allen and "Lost in America" (1985) with Albert Brooks. After winning a Theatre World Award for her Broadway turn in "The House of Blue Leaves," Hagerty concentrated on character roles, playing wife to Richard Dreyfuss in the comedy hit "What About Bob?" (1991) and mother to Tom Green in "Freddy Got Fingered" (2001), Jason Lee in "A Guy Thing" (2003) and Ryan Reynolds in "Just Friends" (2005). On television, she starred with Fran Drescher and Twiggy on the short-lived ensemble sitcom "Princesses" (CBS, 1991) and recurred on multiple series, including "Malcolm in the Middle" (Fox, 2000-06), "Family Guy" (Fox, 1999-2002; 2005- ) and "Happy Endings" (ABC, 2011-13). With her instantly recognizable voice and appearance, Julie Hagerty carved out an impressive, lengthy career and brought out delightful comic colors in any project in which she appeared.