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Sagan Lewis

  • Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska
Date of passing: 
August 07, 2016

Obituary

Obituary: 

Sagan Lewis was an actress best known for her role on the NBC medical drama St. Elsewhere. She played Dr. Jacqueline Wade on all seven seasons, from 1982 to 1988. The series chronicled the lives of the staff of St. Eligius, a teaching hospital in Boston.

Additionally, in 1988, Lewis penned an episode of St. Elsewhere, titled “Their Town.” The episode followed the story of main character Dr. Westphall’s birthday, while the other characters questioned their life choices.

Her other television series credits included M.A.S.H., Moonlighting, Homicide: Life on the Street and The Philanthropist. Additionally, she had roles in the telefilms Cocaine: One Man’s Seduction and Deadly Intentions, and she voiced a character in the animated children’s TV movie The Blinkins: The Bear and the Blizzard.

She also appeared in the film A Little Sex, starring Tim Matheson and Kate Capshaw, as well as the romantic comedy Full Ride.

Sagan Lewis was an actress best known for her role on the NBC medical drama St. Elsewhere. She played Dr. Jacqueline Wade on all seven seasons, from 1982 to 1988. The series chronicled the lives of the staff of St. Eligius, a teaching hospital in Boston.

Additionally, in 1988, Lewis penned an episode of St. Elsewhere, titled “Their Town.” The episode followed the story of main character Dr. Westphall’s birthday, while the other characters questioned their life choices.

Her other television series credits included M.A.S.H., Moonlighting, Homicide: Life on the Street and The Philanthropist. Additionally, she had roles in the telefilms Cocaine: One Man’s Seduction and Deadly Intentions, and she voiced a character in the animated children’s TV movie The Blinkins: The Bear and the Blizzard.

She also appeared in the film A Little Sex, starring Tim Matheson and Kate Capshaw, as well as the romantic comedy Full Ride.

Lewis attended the University of California at San Diego, where she received a master of fine arts in acting. She moved to Los Angeles in 1980 and landed a role on St. Elsewhere, for which her boyfriend at the time, future Emmy Award-winning writer-producer Tom Fontana, had a writing position. She would go on to marry Fontana twice.

The couple divorced in 1993, and she later moved to Sedona, Arizona, where she taught acting workshops at the Zaki Gordon Institute of Independent Film and served for seven years as program director at the Sedona International Film Festival. In 2011, she served as an associate producer on the film Sedona, about visitors to a mystical town who witness and experience unexpected miracles.

Lewis died August 7, 2016, in New York City. She was 63.

 

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