• Peggie Castle

    1927 - 1973

    Peggie Castle (1927 - 1973)

    Actress. Starting out as a magazine model, she made her first film in 1947, and within three years, she was prominently cast as a succession of gun molls, b-girls and murderesses. She was married for a time to producer William McGarry. After abruptly ending her career in 1962, she died in obscurity of cirrhosis of […]

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  • Peggie Castle

    1927 - 1973

    Peggie Castle (1927 - 1973)

    Peggie Castle was born Peggy Blair in Appalachia in Wise County in far southwestern Virginia. She changed her last name from Blair “because there was another actress named Blair at the first studio in which she worked.” Her father, Doyle H. Blair, was at one point “an industrial relations director for a large corporation” and later […]

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  • Peggy Ann Garner

    1932 - 1984

    Peggy Ann Garner (1932 - 1984)

    Born in Canton, Ohio, Peggy Ann Garner was pushed by her mother into the limelight and entered in talent quests while still a child. By 1938 she had made her first film appearance, and over the next few years appeared in several more films, including Jane Eyre (1943) and The Keys of the Kingdom (1944). […]

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  • Peggy Ashcroft

    1907 - 1991

    Peggy Ashcroft (1907 - 1991)

    Actress. Born Edith Margaret Emily Ashcroft in Croydon, Surrey, England. After graduation from London’s Central School of Dramatic Art, Ashcroft made her stage debut in the Birmingham Repertory’s production of Dear Brutus in 1926, and her London debut a year later. She first gained recognition, however, for her portrayal Naomi in Jew Süss in 1929. […]

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  • Peggy Cartwright

    1912 - 2001

    Peggy Cartwright (1912 - 2001)

    Actress. Original member of the Our Gang series.  She appeared in the first six shorts including “Our Gang” (1922). She was the last surviving member of the original “Our Gang” group of children. Canadian-born Cartwright was one of Hollywood’s earliest child actors (1915’s “Birth of a Nation”). At 50, she married African-American actor/activist Bill Walker […]

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  • Peggy Cass

    1924 - 1999

    Peggy Cass (1924 - 1999)

    Actress. She began her career in the 1940s, being a part of the showcase performers “The Doughgirls”. This led to many appearances on Broadway and she was especially noted for her comedy roles winning a Tony Award for her role as Agnes Gooch in “Auntie Mame” in 1957. In the film “Auntie Mame” (1958), she […]

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  • Peggy Evans

    1921 - 2015

    Peggy Evans (1921 - 2015)

    Actress. A pretty blonde, she shall probably be remembered for her performance as a gangster’s girlfriend in 1950’s award-winning “The Blue Lamp”. Raised in West London, she broke into show business after her win in a creative writing contest garnered her an audition with the Rank Charm School; Peggy made her 1934 silver screen bow […]

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  • Peggy Fortnum

    1919 - 2016

    Peggy Fortnum (1919 - 2016)

    Margaret Emily Noel Fortnum (23 December 1919 – 28 March 2016) as pen name Peggy Fortnum was an English illustrator best known for illustrating children’s literature series Paddington Bear. Peggy Fortnum was born in England on 23 December 1919, at Harrow, Middlesex. She briefly attended Tunbridge Wells School of Art in 1939, before she enlisted […]

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  • Peggy Hopkins Joyce

    1895 - 1957

    Peggy Hopkins Joyce (1895 - 1957)

    Actress, Folk Figure. A performer on both stage and film, she is probably best remembered for her knack of marrying (and divorcing) rich men. Born Marguerite Upton, she was raised under poor circumstances in Southside Virginia, and moved to New York at 16 to join the Ziegfeld Follies. Divorced twice by age 20, her stage […]

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  • Peggy Knudsen

    1923 - 1980

    Peggy Knudsen (1923 - 1980)

    Born Margaret Ann Knudsen in Duluth, Minnesota, she made her Broadway debut in My Sister Eileen. She began her film career in 1946 in A Stolen Life opposite Bette Davis. That same year, she appeared in bit parts in several films including The Big Sleep and Humoresque with Joan Crawford.  Despite appearing in big budget […]

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  • Peggy Lee

    1920 - 2002

    Peggy Lee (1920 - 2002)

    Peggy Lee Singer, Songwriter and Actress. Best remembered for songs “Fever,” “Lover,” “Big Spender,” and a host of other songs. Born Norma Dolores Egstrom, her mother died when she was 4, and her father, a railroad station agent, remarried, but later abandoned the new family, leaving Peggy with her stepmother, who physically abused her. Peggy […]

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  • Peggy McCay

    1927 - 2018

    Peggy McCay (1927 - 2018)

    Peggy McCay Peggy McCay, who joined DAYS in 1983 as Brady matriarch Caroline, passed away on October 7. The news was reported by McCay’s cousin, Denise Kiel Smith, who released a statement, saying, “Peggy passed peacefully in her sleep of natural causes Sunday morning at 1:00 am. She always appreciated you, her loyal fans, for all of […]

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  • Peggy Moran

    1918 - 2002

    Peggy Moran (1918 - 2002)

    Peggy Moran (October 23, 1918 – October 24, 2002) was an American film actress who appeared in films between 1938 and 1943. Born Mary Jeanette Moran in Clinton, Iowa, Moran starred in a number of B movies like The Mummy’s Hand (1940), Slightly Tempted (1940), Treat ‘Em Rough (1942) with Eddie Albert and William Frawley, and […]

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  • Peggy Mount

    1915 - 2001

    Peggy Mount (1915 - 2001)

    Actress. Born Margaret Rose Mount in Essex, England, she went to work as a secretary in her early teens after the death of her father, despite her early desire to enter the theater. It would be almost 15 years before she landed a role with the Hanson Players when she played the part of an […]

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  • Peggy O’Day

    1900 - 1964

    Peggy O’Day (1900 - 1964)

    American motion picture actress and writer of the 1910s and 20s. (bio by: A.J. Marik)

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  • Peggy O’Neill

    1924 - 1945

    Peggy O’Neill (1924 - 1945)

    Actress. A shapely brunette starlet, the San Francisco-born O’Neill was typically cast as showgirls and models in such films as “All American Co-Ed” (1941), “Song of the Open Road” (1944), “It’s a Pleasure” (1945), and “The Hoodlum Saint” (1946). Her most notable credit is “The Razor’s Edge” (1946), released after her death. She died a […]

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  • Peggy Rea

    1921 - 2011

    Peggy Rea (1921 - 2011)

    Actress. Born in Los Angeles, she worked as a saleslady and served as secretary to Arthur Freed at MGM Studios, before initiating her career in entertainment, debuting on Broadway in the production of “A Streetcar Name Desire” (1950), followed by “Out of This World” (1950 to 1951). During the early 1950s, she began appearing on […]

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  • Peggy Ryan

    1924 - 2004

    Peggy Ryan (1924 - 2004)

    Peggy Ryan (August 28, 1924 – October 30, 2004) was an American dancer, best known for starring in a series of movie musicals at Universal Pictures with Donald O’Connor and Gloria Jean. She joined her parents’ vaudeville act, “The Merry Dancing Ryans,” before she was two years old. Her singing, acting, and dancing skills were noticed […]

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  • Peggy Shannon

    1907 - 1941

    Peggy Shannon (1907 - 1941)

    Actress. A pretty redhead, hers was one of Hollywood’s sadder “hard luck stories”. Born Winona Sammon in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, she was inspired to become a perfomer by child star Madge Evans. She traveled to New York in 1923 and soon landed spots as a chorus girl in the Ziegfeld “Follies” and Earl Carroll “Vanities” […]

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  • Peggy Wood

    1892 - 1978

    Peggy Wood (1892 - 1978)

    Peggy Wood was born Mary Margaret Wood in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Eugene Wood, a journalist, and Mary Gardner, a telegraph operator. She was a direct descendant of Daniel Boone. Wood spent nearly fifty years on the stage, beginning in the chorus and becoming known as a Broadway singer and star. She made […]

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  • Penelope Delta

    1874 - 1941

    Penelope Delta (1874 - 1941)

    Penelope Delta moved to Frankfurt, Germany in 1906, when her husband went to run the offices of the Khoremis-Benakis cotton business there, and her first novel Gia tin Patrida (For the Sake of the Fatherland) was published in 1909. The novel is set in Byzantine times, and Delta started corresponding with the historian Gustave Schlumberger, […]

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  • Penleigh Boyd

    1890 - 1923

    Penleigh Boyd (1890 - 1923)

    Painter. He was born in Wetsbury, England, but spent most of his life in Australia,  where he developed into one of the country’s leading painters of his time.  His works include “The Old Bridge, Warrandyte”, “The Breath of Spring”, “Wattle Blossom”, “Spring Fantasy”, “Twixt Shadow and Shine”, and “Salvage”. He was killed in a car […]

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  • Penny DeHaven

    1948 - 2014

    Penny DeHaven (1948 - 2014)

    Penny DeHaven A popular performing and recording artist, she shall be remembered for her numerous hit records, mostly from the 1970s. Raised in Winchester, she began her professional career on WWVA’s “Wheeling Jamboree” shortly after finishing high school and in 1967 started cutting records, originally under the name Penny Starr. Moving to Nashville two years […]

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  • Penny Marshall

    1943 - 2018

    Penny Marshall (1943 - 2018)

    Penny Marshall Penny Marshall, who starred in “Laverne & Shirley” before becoming one of the top-grossing female directors in Hollywood, has died. She was 75. Mashall’s publicist, Michelle Bega, said Marshall passed away in her Hollywood Hills, Calif., home on Monday due to complications from diabetes. Marshall starred alongside Cindy Williams in the hit ABC […]

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  • Penny Santon

    1916 - 1999

    Penny Santon (1916 - 1999)

    Stage and Sscreen Actress. Often seen portraying “Italian mama” roles. She played Madam Lucia, proprietor of the bridal shop, in the film version of the musical “West Side Story” (1961). (bio by: Theologianthespian)

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  • Penny Singleton

    1908 - 2003

    Penny Singleton (1908 - 2003)

    Singleton began her show business career when she was a child, singing at a silent movie theater, and toured in vaudeville as part of an act called “The Kiddie Kabaret”. She sang and danced with Milton Berle, whom she had known since childhood, and actor Gene Raymond, and appeared on Broadway in Jack Benny’s The […]

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  • Pepe Iglesias

    1915 - 1991

    Pepe Iglesias (1915 - 1991)

    Son of Spanish immigrants, he developed his career in his native land of Argentina, before settling in Spain in May 1952. Soon after, he made his debut with the Spanish public through a local radio station in Barcelona. The following year, he appeared Ramon Torrado’s film Que Loco!, alongside Pepe Isbert and Emma Penella. He […]

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  • Pepita Serrador

    1913 - 1964

    Pepita Serrador (1913 - 1964)

    Actress. She was born in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and died in Madrid (Spain). Daughter of actors, she began her career on stage at the age of eight, and ten years later, he formed her own company. She triumphed in Argentina and in 1940, she moved to Spain with her Compañía Argentina de Comedias, where spent […]

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  • Peppino “José” Benlliure Ortiz

    1884 - 1916

    Peppino “José” Benlliure Ortiz (1884 - 1916)

    Valencian Painter. Son of painter José Benlliure y Gil and nephew of sculptor Mariano Benlliure, he was known as Peppino, because she was born in Rome, where his father lived and worked. In his Italian period, he painted oils and landscapes as “Vía del Cardenal Merry del Val.” From 1901, he established himself in Valencia. […]

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  • Peppino De Filippo

    1903 - 1980

    Peppino De Filippo (1903 - 1980)

    Actor. Brother of actor Eduardo De Filippo, he made his stage debut at the age of six. He played in films such as: “Rome-Paris-Rome,” “Variety Lights,” “A Day in Court” and “Ferdinand I, King of Naples.”  (bio by: MC)

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