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GENERAL HOSPITAL Actress Elmarie Wendel Dead at 89

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Veteran actress Elmarie Wendel has died at the age of 89. Although best known for playing Mrs. Dubcek on the late-‘90s NBC sitcom 3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN, she might also be recognized by daytime fans for her role of Peg on GENERAL HOSPITAL in 2008.

Wendel appeared on GH for a handful of episodes a an old woman named Peg that Michael (played by Dylan Cash at the time) encountered while he was hiding out at a cabin after accidentally shooting Kate. While the little boy was terrified of what Sonny would do to him if he found out he had used a gun, Peg reassured the boy and urged him to contact his family, sharing her own story of what happened when she had run away from her own home.

3rd Rock From the Sun Cast

Wendel played the Solomon family landlord, Mrs. Mamie Dubcek on 3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN. (Photo Credit: Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank)

Wendel’s career started with guest appearances on series like KNIGHT RIDER, THE JEFFERSONS, and THE FACTS OF LIFE back in the ‘80s, and continued through the next decade with roles on MURDER, SHE WROTE, EMPTY NEST, and SEINFELD. After 3RD ROCK, she could be seen in NYPD BLUE and GEORGE LOPEZ. Her last acting role was in 2014 when she appeared in an episode of the TV Land sitcom THE EXES, although she did some voice work for the video game Fallout 4 in 2015.

Our thoughts are with her friends and family during this difficult time.

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