Emmy-winning casting director dies

Peggy Kennedy cast Fox series '24'

Casting director Peggy Kennedy died Dec. 3 of cancer in Los Angeles. She was 65.

The Emmy-winning casting director worked on such TV shows as “24,” “Chicago Hope” and “L.A. Law.” She won three Emmys for casting “24” in 2004 with her partner Debi Manwiller. She was nominated for the Fox show toplined by Kiefer Sutherland in 2003 and 2005.

Kennedy joined Pagano-Manwiller Casting in 1995 as Manwiller’s associate before moving up.

She was working on Warner Bros. TV’s “Human Target” at the time of her death.

“Human Target” executive producer Matt Miller said in a statement, “She was the one of the most dedicated, caring and wonderful people I have had the pleasure to work with.”

Warner Bros. Television also issued a statement saying, “We are deeply saddened by the untimely passing of a very talented and deeply respected member of the Warner Bros. Television family.”

Survivors include two sisters and a brother.

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