Kasey Rogers

Kasey Rogers

Age
80 (passed away Jul. 6th, 2006)
Birthday
Dec. 15th, 1925
Born in
Morehouse, Missouri, USA
Height
5' 5

Kasey Rogers' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Bewitched TV Show
Bewitched
The Adventures of Jim Bowie TV Show
The Adventures of Jim Bowie
Peyton Place TV Show
Peyton Place
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



BIOGRAPHY:

Kasey Rogers (December 15, 1925 - July 6, 2006) was an American actress, best known for playing the second Louise Tate on the popular U.S. television sitcom Bewitched.

Rogers was born Imogene Rogers in Morehouse, Missouri. She moved with her family to California at the age of two. As a child, she got the nickname Casey when her neighborhood playmates discovered how well she handled a baseball bat ("I could hit a baseball farther than anybody in grammar school except Robert Lewis - he and I were always the opposing captains of the sixth grade baseball teams!"). Later, Rogers changed the "C" to a "K".

Rogers began work under the names Laura Elliott and Laura Elliot for Paramount Pictures. She appeared in movies such as Special Agent, Samson and Delilah, Paid in Full, Two Lost Worlds, and, in perhaps her best-known film role, Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train, playing Miriam, the scheming, adulterous wife of Guy Haines (Farley Granger).

In the mid-1950s, Rogers began working on TV. She guest starred on various series such as Stage 7, The Restless Gun, the Lone Ranger, Maverick, Perry Mason, as Francie Keene in the Wanted: Dead or Alive episode "Railroaded", and many other programs. In 1964, she landed a starring spot on Peyton Place as Julie Anderson, the mother of Betty Anderson (Barbara Parkins). She left the role in 1966 to replace 'Irene Vernon' in the role of "Louise Tate" on Bewitched.

In 1972, she made her final appearance as Louise Tate in the episode "Serena's Youth Pill." Rogers then retired from acting, appearing in only a few guest television spots, and making appearances on the Bewitched edition of E! True Hollywood Story.

Twice-married and the mother of four (and a grandmother), Rogers had in recent years turned her talents to writing and development, including the proposed new TV series, Son of a Witch.

In the 1970s, she became involved with motorcycles after her son decided to buy one. Rogers became involved in the world of motocross racing. She assisted in establishing PURR ("PowderPuffs Unlimited Riders and Racers"), an association that brought women into the male-dominated sport, in 1974. PURR would later evolve into what is now the Women's Pro-Class division.

After battling throat cancer for many years, Rogers went into cardiac arrest and suffered a stroke, dying from complications of the stroke in Los Angeles, California on July 6, 2006. She was 80.


TRIVIA:
  • Remembered by many for her role as the second Louise Tate in Bewitched (1964).
  • In 1966 she replaced actress 'Irene Vernon (I)' (qv) as Louise Tate, the wife of Darrin's boss Larry Tate on _"Bewitched" (1964)_ (qv). It seems Ms. Vernon was a close associate and friend of one of the show's writers, 'Danny Arnold' (qv) who was fired. Irene was subsequently asked to leave by the producers. When Irene left, it was on the pretense that her husband was ill.
  • Wrote "The Bewitched Cookbook: Magic in the Kitchen" (1996) with her close companion and writing partner Mark Wood.
  • Interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
  • Had red hair. Originally wore a black bouffant wig on the _"Bewitched" (1964)_ (qv) series in order to resemble the "first" Louise Tate, actress 'Irene Vernon (I)' (qv). Once Kasey was firmly established in the role, she eventually stopped wearing the wig.
  • Her son Mike took up motorcycle riding in the early 1970s and Kasey followed suit. She began to race competitively and wrote a column on women's racing for Modern Cycle magazine and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner and feature stories on racing events.
  • Her birth year is often listed as 1926.
  • Due to her popular work on _"Peyton Place" (1964)_ (qv) as 'Barbara Parkins' (qv)'s long-suffering mother, she was cast as Louise Tate without an audition. Following the demise of the hit sitcom in 1972, she made a few appearances here and there but for the most part retired.


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