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Peggy Converse (1905–2001)

Peggy Converse's stage, TV, and film careers spanned nearly seven decades. In each of these venues, she frequently played alongside her husband, Don Porter (of "Gidget" and "Ann Sothern" fame). She began acting in high school productions and later in college, graduating from Stanford University in 1927. She is reputed to have played in more than ... See full bio »

So Bad But So Good: Delinquents We Love

From T2 Trainspotting to Rebel Without a Cause, cinema has been home to some lovable mischief-makers and endearing hoodlums. Here's a tribute to some of our favorites.

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The Accidental Tourist
The Accidental Tourist Mrs. Barrett
Miss Sadie Thompson
Miss Sadie Thompson Mrs. Margaret Davidson
Railroaded! Marie Weston
The Thing That Couldn't Die
The Thing That Couldn't Die Flavia McIntyre


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 1988 The Accidental Tourist
Mrs. Barrett
 1986 Small Wonder (TV Series)
Grandma Lawson
- The Grandparents (1986) ... Grandma Lawson
 1980 The Chisholms (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Gilroy
- The Siren Song (1980) ... Mrs. Gilroy
 1979 The Ropers (TV Series)
Mrs. Hollingsworth
- Days of Beer and Rosie (1979) ... Mrs. Hollingsworth
 1979 The Best Place to Be (TV Movie)
Jean Callahan
 1979 Turnabout (TV Series)
- Till Dad Do Us Part (1979) ... Hannah
 1978 Cops and Robin (TV Movie)
 1974 Insight (TV Series)
- When You See Arcturus (1974) ... Mother
 1964 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Fred's Wife
- The Antique Dealer (1964) ... Fred's Wife
 1957-1960 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Sybil Basset / Myrtle Northrup
- The Case of the Treacherous Toupee (1960) ... Sybil Basset
- The Case of the Vagabond Vixen (1957) ... Myrtle Northrup
 1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Mrs. Lyons
- Backward, Turn Backward (1960) ... Mrs. Lyons
 1958 Mister Ed (TV Series)
 1958 Voice in the Mirror
Mrs. Harriet Cunningham - Paul's Mother
 1958 The Thing That Couldn't Die
Flavia McIntyre
 1958 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Margaret Reed
- A Grave Undertaking (1958) ... Margaret Reed
 1958 Day of the Badman
Mrs. Quary
 1957 Panic! (TV Series)
Mrs. Oliver
- The Priest (1957) ... Mrs. Oliver
 1956 Telephone Time (TV Series)
 1955 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Mrs. Alice Lloyd
- Stay On, Stranger (1955) ... Mrs. Alice Lloyd
 1955 Studio 57 (TV Series)
 1955 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Louella Ryan
- The Flood (1955) ... Louella Ryan
 1954 Drum Beat
Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant
 1954 City Detective (TV Series)
- Why Should the Beautiful Die? (1954) ... Jane
 1954 They Rode West
Mrs. Martha Walters
 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Grey and Gold Dress (1954) ... Jane
 1951 The Family Secret
Sybil Bradley
 1950 Borderline
Suspect Questioned by Whittaker (uncredited)
 1950 Father Is a Bachelor
Genevieve Cassin
 1949 The Devil's Henchman
 1948 Rusty Leads the Way
Mrs. Waters
 1947 Railroaded!
Marie Weston
 1946 The Brute Man
Mrs. Obringer (uncredited)
 1946 Just Before Dawn
Connie Day (uncredited)
 1945 The Girl of the Limberlost
Jessie Reed
 1943 Good Luck, Mr. Yates
Amy Wallace (uncredited)
 1942 My Sister Eileen
Receptionist (uncredited)

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Mother of actress Melissa Converse.

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