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  • (December 16, 1946) Radio: Appeared on NBC "Cavalcade of America" broadcast of "That Powell Girl" as Maud Powell, child violin prodigy, with William Johnstone, Gloria Gordon, Herbert Butterfield and Tom Collins. 30 minutes.
  • (March 8, 1945) Radio: Appeared on AFRS "Command Performance" broadcast of "Frankie and the Kids" with Frank Sinatra, Frances Langford, Roddy McDowall, Elizabeth Taylor, Margaret O'Brien, Phillip Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby and Dennis Crosby. 30 minutes.
  • (October 7, 1948) Radio: Appeared as Hostess of Mutual Broadcasting's "Family Theater" broadcast of "The World of David Lee" with Roddy McDowall. 30 minutes.
  • (January 27, 1946) Radio: Appeared on CBS "Hollywood Star Time" broadcast of "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" as Francie Nolan with James Dunn, Joseph Kearns and Lurene Tuttle. 30 minutes.
  • (March 24, 1946) Radio: Appeared on CBS "Hollywood Star Time" broadcast of "Junior Miss" as Judy Graves with Allyn Joslyn and Barbara Whiting. 30 minutes
  • (December 11, 1939) Radio: Appeared on CBS "Lux Radio Theatre" broadcast of "In Name Only" as Ellen Eden, with Cary Grant, Carole Lombard and Kay Francis. 60 minutes.
  • (January 23, 1947) Radio: Appeared on ABC "March of Dimes" program broadcast from the White House with First Lady Bess Truman, Eleanor Roosevelt and Elaine Whitelaw, of the National Foundation for Infant Paralysis. 15 minutes.
  • (September 17, 1950) Radio: Starred on NBC series "Meet Me In St. Louis" as Esther Smith. The premiere broadcast is "The Suffragettes." The series runs until November 5, 1950, for a total of eight episodes. Vinton Hayworth played her father and Agnes Young played her mother. 30 minutes.
  • (December 4, 1947) Radio: Appeared on CBS "Reader's Digest Radio Edition" broadcast of "Sunny, Spirit of 76" as a girl who loves horses, with Everett Sloan and narration by Les Tremayne. 30 minutes.
  • (December 20, 1950) Radio: Appeared on WNEW "Salute to Bing Crosby" special from the premiere of Crosby's "Mr. Music" at the Paramount Theatre in New York City. 30 minutes.
  • (July 7, 1946) Radio: Appeared on CBS "Silver Theater" broadcast of "My Father and I" with James Dunne. 30 minutes.
  • (December 22, 1951) Radio: Appeared on NBC "Somerset Maugham Theater" broadcast of "Raw Material" 30 minutes.
  • (February 13, 1946) Radio: Appeared on NBC "The Eddie Cantor Show" A newspaper listing notes "Garner, guest on the Eddie Cantor Show, will cause the banjo-eyed comedian no end of grief in making Ida jealous. Peggy Ann's valentine, addressed to Eddie and signed "Baby," is an expensive remembrance. But all turns out right as planned by the script writers in sympathy with a certain five daughters." 30 minutes.
  • (June 9, 1950) Radio: Appeared on the syndicated "MGM Theater of the Air" broadcast of "Young Ideas" with Miriam Hopkins and William Redfield. Garner and Redfield are two teen-age children of Hopkins, a novelist, who set about to wreck their mother's second marriage. Their plan is to make the stepfather believe the risque episodes in their mother's book were drawn from her own life. However, they repent and mother has the last word. 60 minutes.
  • (September 30, 1946) Radio: Appeared on "The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast of "Junior Miss" as Judy Graves with Allyn Joslyn and Barbara Whiting. 30 minutes
  • (March 10, 1947) Radio: Appeared on CBS "The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast of "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" as Francie Nolan with Anne Baxter and Frank McHugh. 30 minutes.
  • (April 23, 1950) Radio: Appeared on NBC "Theater Guild on the Air" production of "National Velvet" as Velvet Brown. Mickey Rooney repeats his role from the 1945 film. 60 minutes.
  • (November 20, 1945) Radio: Appeared on CBS "This Is My Best" broadcast of "This Is Violet" as Violet with James Dunn and Gail Patrick. The story, based on the Violet stories in Redbook Magazine by Whitfield Cook, concerns a small girl and her artist father who does not take life seriously enough. 30 minutes.
  • Stage: Appeared in national tour of "Bus Stop".
  • (May 19, 1952) Stage: Appeared in "First Lady" as Emmy Paige at the New Gayety Theatre in Washington, D.C. with Helen Gahagan, Edna Best, Ona Munson, Frederic Tozere and Scott McKay. The show moves to Broadway for a limited run at the New York City Center of Music and Drama and opens on May 28, 1952 for 15 performances, closing on June 8, 1952. The New York Times calls the teaming of Garner and McKay "especially enjoyable" and Cue Magazine notes Garner "is wonderfully charming as an oh-so-Southern belle."
  • (September 22, 1954) Stage: Appeared in "Home Is the Hero" as Josie at the Booth Theatre on Broadway. Produced by the Theatre Guild and Worthington Miner. Walter Macken, the plays author, starred along with Glenda Farrell, Frances Fuller, Donald Harron, Christopher Plummer and J. Pat O'Malley. The producers insisted that Garner dye her hair black for the role. New York Times drama critic Brooks Atkinson wrote "Garner gives an uncommonly skillful characterization of a confused and unhappy girl." Players Magazine commented "Garner as Paddo's daughter reveals a fire and a charm that are altogether becoming." The play itself received mixed reviews, the Times noting "in the final analysis, it is a dull play about a disagreeable fellow," and it closed October 16, 1954. 30 performances.
  • (March 10, 1953) Stage: Opened in "John Loves Mary" as Mary McKinley at the Alvcazar Theatre in San Francisco, California. Jackie Cooper and Tom Powers co-star.
  • Stage: Appeared in "John Loves Mary" in summer stock.
  • (November 3, 1947) Stage: Appeared in "Kiss and Tell" as Corliss Archer at the Plaza Theatre with the Kenley Players in Reading, Pennsylvania, through November 10, 1947. While in town Garner was interviewed on radio station WRAW. Garner returned to the role, again with the Kenley Players, on August 16, 1949 at the Lakewood Summer Theatre in Lakewood Park, Barnesville, Pennsylvania for a weeks run in the F. Hugh Herbert comedy.
  • (July 19, 1949) Stage: Opens in a summer stock tour of "Peg o' My Heart" as Margaret 'Peg" Connolly at the Chevy Chase Summer Theatre in Wheeling, Illinois. The cast there includes Paula Laurence, Martin Kingsley, Ilka Diehl, Otis Bigelow, Sid Breese, Bob Hoffman and closes on the 24th. Theatre By the Sea in Matunuck, Rhode Island, opening July 26 for a week, is the next stop, followed by a week at the Famous Players Country Playhouse in Fayetteville, New York with Rick Ryker, Catherine Cosgriff, Helen Marcy, Florenz Ames, Roger Sullivan, and Kenny Bowers, opening on August 1, 1949.
  • (January 5, 1950) Stage: Garner appears in a pre-Broadway tryout of "The Man" as Ruth at the Erlanger Theater in Buffalo, New York, for a three day, four performance run. The show then moves to the Nixon Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and opens on January 9th for a week. Garner made her Broadway debut when the play opened at the Fulton Theatre on January 19th. Dorothy Gish stars as an elderly widow who hires Howard, a mentally unstable handy man played by 'Don Hanmer,' and soon regrets it. Garner plays the spoiled niece of Gish whose comments to Howard set him off on a murderous path. This melodrama by 'Mel Dinelli' received mixed reviews, many critics found the subject matter distasteful. Garner received good reviews, with the Brooklyn Daily Eagle commenting she "makes an attractive, refreshing figure of the widows impertinent niece. She has a veterans assurance." 92 performances. When the play is filmed, as Beware, My Lovely (1952) , Garner's pal Barbara Whiting plays the part of Ruth.
  • Stage: Appeared in "The Moon is Blue" in summer stock.
  • (February 17, 1953) Stage: Appeared in "Pick-Up Girl" as Elizabeth Collins for a one week stint at the Empress Playhouse in St. Louis, Missouri
  • (February 14, 1948) Stage: Opens in a tour of "Pick-Up Girl" as Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Collins at the Lyric Theatre in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Frank Wilcox, Dorothy Peterson and Allan Rich co-star in the courtroom drama by Elsa Shelley. The hard hitting story concerned a 15 year old girl on trial for seducing a middle aged man. Further stops on the tour included the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. (2/16-2/21), Locust St. Theatre in Philadelphia (2/23-3/6), Ford's Theatre in Baltimore (3/8-3/13), a run through Ohio including the Virginia Theatre in Wheeling (3/15), Auditorium Theatre in Newark (3/16), Weller Theatre in Zanesville (3/17) and closing at the Town Hall Theatre in Toledo (3/18-3/20). Additional engagements at the Shubert-Lafayette in Detroit and the Shubert in New Haven were canceled.
  • (January 10, 1951) Stage: Appeared in a limited run of "The Royal Family" as Gwen Cavendish on Broadway at the New York City Center of Music and Drama. Ruth Hussey, Ethel Griffies, John Emery, Olive Blakeney, J. Edward Bromberg and Ossie Davis also appeared in the George S. Kaufman & Edna Ferber comedy about a theatrical family like the Barrymores. Billboard commented "young Peggy Ann Garner does extremely well by the youngest of the clan." Theatre Arts said "Garner, who never lets a play down, made Gwen interesting." 15 performances.
  • (Summer 1952) Stage: Appeared in a tour of "The Youngest" as Nancy Blake. Garner opened in the play June 30, 1952 at the Corning Summer Theatre in Corning, New York with Robert Wylie, Constance Leigh and Bill Ablin for a run through July 6th. Roddy McDowall joined Garner as her co-star in this Philip Barry comedy when it opened at the Playhouse in the Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 20, 1952 and then moved on to the Pocano Playhouse in Mountainhome, Pennsylvania, from July 28 to August 2, 1952.
  • (July 14, 1964) Stage: Opens in pre-Broadway tour of "Watch the Birdie!" as Helen Foster at the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami, Florida. The Norman Krasna comedy concerns a legal secretary, Garner, who gets involved in running a business manufacturing divorce case co-respondent photos featuring herself. Joan Blondell and Alan Alda also starred in the Arthur Storch directed play which moved on to the Fayetteville Country Playhouse in Fayetteville, New York, opening on August 8, 1964. The play closed after this engagement and never made it to Broadway.
  • (1947) Trailer: She appeared as herself in the trailer for Miracle on 34th Street (1947), along with Anne Baxter, Dick Haymes and Rex Harrison. She's seen driving on the Fox back lot and raves about the film to an interviewer. The trailer is included on the DVD and Blu-ray releases of the movie.
  • (3/3/50) Appeared on the premiere episode of "The After Hours Club" on WCBS-TV New York. Host: Fred Robbins. Guests included Mel Tormé and Eileen O'Connell, along with series regular Joe Bushkin.
  • (1952) Radio: Recorded a pilot for a NBC radio version of the film Father of the Bride (1950) with Elliott Nugent for producer Lou Mindling according to the November 8, 1952 issue of Billboard Magazine.
  • (July 1962) Stage: Appeared in "Write Me a Murder' as Julie Sturrock. The mystery by Frederick Knott co-starred Peter Mark Richman and featured Ethel Griffies' from the original Broadway cast. The show played the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine (July 2-7) and the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts (July 9-14).
  • (November 20, 1955) "Chicago By-Lyon" (WGN TV) Garner appears on Chicago Tribune 'Tower Ticker' columnist Herb Lyon's show with her "Bus Stop" co-star Albert Salmi and singers Jackie Cain & Roy Kral along with Chicago's most famous traffic cop Jack Muller, he even gave Mayor Daley a ticket, and Robert Trendler and his Orchestra. 30 minutes.
  • (October 22, 1954) "Hollywood Preview Theater" (WOR TV) Garner promotes "Black Widow" which opens at the Roxy three days later. Dane Clark and Michael Myerberg also appear. 15 minutes.
  • (August 31, 1953) Stage: Opened in the premiere engagement of "Debut" as Maria Beraud at the Pocano Playhouse in Mountainhome, Pennsylvania opposite Tom Helmore, who was married to the shows playwright Mary Drayton. On September 29, 1953 the show opened at the Empress Playhouse in St. Louis, Missouri, where Roddy McDowall joined the cast. Garner starred as a young Southern girl on the eve of her debut into Society. Her romantic rivals are a Southern boy, McDowall, and a Northern adventurer, Helmore. Kathleen Comegys also appeared in this comedy which had a two week run. Helmore was in the cast when the show finally opened on Broadway in 1956, with Inger Stevens as Maria, and closed after 5 performances.
  • (July 11, 1961) Stage: Appeared in "Under the Yum Yum Tree" as Robin Austin at the Fred Miller Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bill McHale and Evelyn Lane also appeared in this comedy by Lawrence Roman that ran through July 30, 1961.
  • (March 7, 1961) Stage: Appeared in "John Loves Mary" as Mary McKinley at Ferrall's Deep Well Playhouse in Palm Springs, California. The one week engagement of the Norman Krasna comedy co-stars William Berger, Phyllis Flax and Thom Conroy.
  • (January 31, 1950) "Eloise Salutes the Stars" (WABD TV) New York TV personality Eloise McElhone welcomes Garner and singer Arthur Tracy. 15 minutes.
  • (June 19, 1945) Radio: Eisenhower Day in New York City. The General is honored with a day long celebration. Garner appears on the NBC Mary Margaret McBride show broadcast from the marquee of the Hotel Astor as the Welcome Home Ike parade goes down Broadway. McBride, Garner and Ben Grauer describe the parade and crowds for listeners at home. 45 minutes. Later Garner appeared on the WNEW "Dwight D. Eisenhower War Bond Show" broadcast from the Roxy Theatre. Buy a Bond for Ike Day at the Roxy, admission to theatre came only with the purchase of a war bond. The stage show includes Eddie Cantor, Jack Benny, Perry Como, Marion Hutton, Jay Jostyn, Roddy McDowall, Milton Berle, Jackie Gleason, Hazel Scott, Paul Ash Orchestra, Dean Murphy, John Boles, Bill Robinson, Tony De Marco & Sally De Marco, The Wesson Brothers, Rosario & Antonio, Jerry Wald & Orchestra, Allan Jones, The Pitchmen & others. 90 minutes.
  • (December 21, 1945) Radio: Appeared on the CBS comedy "Those Websters" with Willard Waterman. 30 minutes.
  • (January 25, 1948) Radio: Appeared on NBC "Quiz Kids" show broadcast from Louisville, Kentucky, where the Kids (Naomi Cooks, Joel Kupperman, Lonny Lunde, Michael Mullin and Richard Weixler) are appearing to promote the 1948 March of Dimes fund-raising appeal. 30 minutes.
  • (July 8, 1945) Radio: Appeared on CBS "The Prudential Family Hour" with hostess Eileen Farrell, and Earl Wrightson and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. Garner played a medley of songs from her film "Nob Hill" on the piano. 60 minutes.
  • (December 20, 1949) Radio: Appeared on CBS "Cadet Holiday" a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. Robert Q. Lewis hosts with appearances by Nina Foch, Earl Wrightson, Frances Lane, The Coast Guard Band, under the direction of Warrant Officer George S. Jenks, & The Coast Guard Academy Glee Club. J. H. Lister directs from CBS Playhouse #2 in NYC. 30 minutes.
  • (February 21, 1946) Radio: Appeared on NBC "The Sealtest Village Store" with Jack Haley, Eve Arden and Dave Street. 30 minutes.
  • (October 28, 1950) "Stars for Freedom" (WNBT TV) Milton Berle hosts the 1950 United Jewish Appeal telethon. Appearances by Garner, Eddie Cantor, Jerry Lester, Faye Emerson, Ilona Massey, Morey Amsterdam, Martha Raye, Denise Darcel and Gloria DeHaven. 3 hours.
  • (July 7, 1950) Radio: Appeared on the "Fred Robbins Show" on WINS in New York City with Peggy Lee Vivian Blaine and Billy Vine, broadcast from the Howard Johnson's in Times Square. 60 minutes.
  • (August 28, 1945) Radio: Appeared on the ABC/Westinghouse Ted Malone show from the festivities surrounding the premiere of State Fair (1945) in Des Moines, Iowa, along with Dick Haymes, George Jessel, Carole Landis, Miss America 1942 Jo-Carroll Dennison, James Dunn, Faye Marlowe and Jean Hersholt. 15 minutes. The stars all appeared in a parade through downtown Des Moines, which drew a crowd estimated at over 20,000 people, and at the dual premieres of the film at the Des Moines and Paramount Theatres in Des Moines later that evening. Footage of the events later appeared in a Fox Movietone newsreel.
  • (July 10, 1945) Radio: Appeared on CBS "Theater of Romance" in the title role of "Anne of Green Gables." 30 minutes.
  • (January 1, 1950) Radio: Appeared on the syndicated "Voice of the Army" broadcast of "This Younger Generation" as Linda with Athena Lorde, Jim Boles, Ross Martin, Marvin Paige and announcer Joe Ripley. Sponsored by the U.S. Army and Air Force Recruiting. 15 minutes.
  • (June 27, 1947) Appeared on Mutual Broadcasting's "Hollywood Theater of Stars" broadcast of "The Subtle Touch," a drama about divorce, with Francis X. Bushman. 30 minutes.
  • (June 21, 1955) Stage: Opened in "Sabrina Fair" as Sabrina Fairchild at the Cincinnati Summer Playhouse in Finneytown, Ohio. Dickie Moore and John Napier co-star in the Samuel A. Taylor comedy which closes on June 26th.
  • (1961) TV "Bonanza," "The Rival" - Cameo Johnson

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