Sherry Boucher

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Sherry Boucher-Lytle
Born Sherry Lynn Boucher
June 16, 1945
Springhill, Webster Parish, Louisiana, United States
Alma mater

Northwestern State University

University of Southern California
Occupation Actress; later Realtor
Spouse(s)

(1) George Peppard (1975-1979, divorced)

(2) John R. Lytle (divorced ?)
Children Daughter Chessa B. Lytle
Parents Jesse L. and Eloise Herrington Boucher

Sherry Lynn Boucher, or Sherry Boucher Peppard (born June 16, 1945), is a former American actress. She is now a Realtor in Bossier Parish in northwestern Louisiana.[1] She is a younger sister of actress Savannah Smith Boucher, and was once married to actor George Peppard.

Boucher was born in Springhill in northern Webster Parish to Jesse L. Boucher (1912–2004)[2] and the former Mary Eloise Herrington (born November 21, 1923). Her father co-owned Boucher and Slack Insurance Agency,[3] served as mayor of Springhill from 1958–1962, and later became a successful developer. Sherry Boucher graduated in 1963 from Springhill High School, having been involved in multiple school activities, including basketball, cheerleading, and student council. She first attended Northwestern State University at Natchitoches, Louisiana, her father’s alma mater. In 1965, she was voted queen of the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. In April 1966, she appeared as queen of Holiday in Dixie, an annual spring observance in Shreveport. Soon she was under contract with Universal Studios. She transferred to the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, from which she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech and drama.[1]

Between 1967 and 1974, Boucher guest starred on such television series as Lassie (in the recurring role of Sue Lambert, 1973–1974), Dragnet with Jack Webb (as Carmen Willis in "The Bank Jobs"), Run for Your Life, with Ben Gazzara, The F.B.I. with Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., O'Hara, U.S. Treasury with David Janssen, Sanford and Son with Redd Foxx,[4] and Columbo with Peter Falk.[1]

She also had leading roles in various plays, including The Impossible Years (with Ozzie and Harriet Nelson) and "Couple of White Chicks Sitting Around Talking" by John Ford Noonan.[1] In 1964, she appeared under the name "Sherry Lynn" in the film The Shepherd of the Hills, with Richard Arlen as "The Shepherd", based on the Harold Bell Wright novel.[5] Two other film roles were in White Lightning (1973) with Burt Reynolds and Five Days from Home (1979), in the role of Wanda Dulac, co-starring with husband, George Peppard, and sister, Savannah.[4] Her most recent roles were in the films Nursie (2004), having appeared again with her sister, and Jeremiah’s Secret (2006), in which she played the role of "Pam".[4]

Boucher Peppard resides in Bossier City and nearby Benton, the Bossier Parish seat of government, where she continues to work in real estate. She belongs to the Louisiana Realty Political Action Group, the Screen Actors Guild, and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.[1] She is descended from a line of Louisiana Democratic politicians. Her mayor-father’s first cousin, Drayton Boucher, was a member of both houses of the Louisiana State Legislature, having served from 1936-1952.[6] Boucher's maternal uncle, Johnny D. Herrington, served as Springhill mayor from 1978–1986 and again from 1995-2006.[7]

A motivational speaker, Boucher Peppard is the founder of Mothers Against Guns in the Classroom. She has a daughter, Chessa Boucher. Lytle, by former husband John R. Lytle, who died in 2012.[1][8] Boucher also has a younger sister, Jessica Boucher Beamish, who is married to American Record Producer & Mixer Kevin Beamish, Nashville, Tennessee, as of 2009.[3][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Sherry Boucher-Lytle (1963)". Springhill High School Alumni Association. Retrieved August 29, 2009. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Social Security Death Index". ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry. Retrieved August 29, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c "The Boucher Company". bucherco.com. Retrieved August 29, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c "Sherry Boucher". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved August 29, 2009. 
  5. ^ "The Shepherd of the Hills (1964)". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved August 29, 2009. 
  6. ^ ""Wiley Family of Shongaloo" genealogy". Rootsweb.ancestry.com. Retrieved June 23, 2009. 
  7. ^ Springhill Town Hall, Springhill, Louisiana
  8. ^ People Search and Background Check cites Chessa as Lytle's daughter but lists no Louisiana address for him.