PEOPLE: MARG HELGENBERGER
Associated Press / Alleghany Times
November 6, 1990
Art has imitated life for Emmy-winning actress Marg Helgenberger, whose ‘China Beach’ character K.C. once worked in a meatpacking plant just like Miss Helgenberger did.
Helgenberger said the TV show’s writers made K.C., who is a prostitute, a former meatpacker after the actress mentioned in passing that she worked for two years at a Nebraska packing plant while trying to break into theater.
In one episode, K.C. explained how she learned to numb herself to the harshness of life after watching the slaughtering of a cow.
“It’s hard work. It really is hard work,” said Helgenberger, 31, who was in Omaha recently to visit her mother.”