Kate Murtagh
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Veteran actress Kate Murtagh appeared as Gertrude the Massuse in the Season 5 episode of "TC" titled "Downhill Chaser".
Personal Information
Gender: Female
Born: (1920-10-29) 29 October 1920 (age 97)
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Career/Family Information
Years active: 1951-1999
Character information
Appeared on: Three's Company
Character played: Gertrude
Three's Company Script

Kate Murtagh (born 29 October 1920) is a former actress who appeared as Gertrude the Masseuse in the Season 5 episode of Three's Company titled "Downhill Chaser".

Murtagh has acted in such films as The Night Strangler (1973), Farewell, My Lovely (1975), The Car (1977), and Doctor Detroit (1983). Her television appearances include Daniel Boone, My Three Sons, The Munsters, I Dream of Jeannie, The Twilight Zone and Highway to Heaven. Kate was used to being typecast in roles on film and television as burly, intimidating lady and authoritarian figure.

Murtagh is pictured on the front and back covers of the English rock group Supertramp's 1979 multi-platinum recording, Breakfast in America. She is portrayed on the front cover as a waitress named Libby, holding a tall glass of orange juice, in place of the Statue of Liberty in an illustrated depiction of New York City.

She is a native of Los Angeles, California. Retired from acting since 1999, Kate now resides at the Motion Picture and Television Fund "Old Actors Home" and is a student in the improvisation class there. [1]


  1. "It's Libby, the Supertramp!", story at Allee Willis Museum Of Kitsch ( website, accessed 7/11/2014.

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