It’s Libby, the Supertramp waitress!

Douglas Wood
Submitted by Douglas Wood March 24th, 2010
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L.A. is chock-full of huge celebrities, but how cool is it to meet Libby the waitress on the 1979 Supertramp album, BREAKFAST IN AMERICA? Meet Kate Murtagh, the lively 90-year-old actress pictured on the cover. She now lives at the Motion Picture and Television Fund (“Old Actors Home”) and is a student in the improvisation class I teach there once a week. Like many of the other residents, Kate is still funny, talented, sharp as a tack, and proof that 90 is the new 60.

The inscription reads, “We’re having so much fun!”

5 Responses to “It’s Libby, the Supertramp waitress!”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    I was signed to A&M Records as a songwriter when that Supertramp album, also on A&M, came out. I wasn’t a Supertramp fan (not that I didn’t like them so much as I didn’t know what their music sounded like as I was so into Soul music) but seeing the LP cover plastered up everywhere made me so sick of seeing the chick on the cover I never thought I’d want to see her again. But seeing it now in this context I’m starting to love it. GO KATE!

  2. denny

    denny

    This is amazing and seeing the spirit of this woman almost brings tears to my eyes as I often work with folks at the out local senior home in Rock Harbor, a little place in Orleans Mass. When I lived in LA, I applied for a job at The Motion Picture Rest Home. This is a wonderful post.

  3. chris banez lim

    As a major SUPERTRAMP fan it’s wonderful to see her doing well, I also remember the 70’s horror flick THE CAR (where Satanic church founder Anton LaVae serves as its consultant?) where she starred as the weeping woman. Truly an iconic album cover to a classic record