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Peggy Knudsen (1923–1980)

A knockout curvaceous screen siren with a smart, confident air, Peggy Knudsen had the blonde pulchritude and the presence to make it in Hollywood. Somehow, stardom eluded her. The daughter of a Duluth fire chief, she had studied violin as a child and later showed some promise acting in school plays. Her mother consequently moved the family to ... See full bio »


(age 57) in Encino, California, USA

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The Big Sleep Mona Mars
Humoresque Florence Boray
A Stolen Life
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 1960-1965 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series)
Mrs. Frazer / Mrs. Kelley / Mrs. Masters
- The Big Dog (1965) ... Mrs. Frazer
- The Barking Dog (1961) ... Mrs. Frazer
- David Gets a Raise (1960) ... Mrs. Kelley
- Ozzie Keeps a Secret (1960) ... Mrs. Masters
 1959-1961 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Lottie Tremaine / Katie / Louisa Carey
- The Court Martial of Major Mars (1961) ... Lottie Tremaine
- A Grave Situation (1960) ... Katie
- A Personal Matter (1959) ... Louisa Carey
 1960 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
Mrs. Valenti
- Crime of Passion (1960) ... Mrs. Valenti
 1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Irene Martin
- Do Not Disturb (1960) ... Irene Martin
 1959 Tightrope (TV Series)
Helen Stevens
- Two Private Eyes (1959) ... Helen Stevens
 1958-1959 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Marie Chapman / Sheila Bowers
- The Case of the Spurious Sister (1959) ... Marie Chapman
- The Case of the Gilded Lily (1958) ... Sheila Bowers
 1959 Lock Up (TV Series)
Margie Cleaver
- Stakeout (1959) ... Margie Cleaver
 1959 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Amy Ward
- Payroll to Tombstone (1959) ... Amy Ward
 1958 The George Burns Show (TV Series)
- A Walk on for George (1958) ... Secretary
 1958 Target (TV Series)
- On Cue (1958)
 1958 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Miss Eberle
- Once There Was a Traveling Saleswoman (1958) ... Miss Eberle
 1958 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Lilly Reeve
- The Kansas Lily (1958) ... Lilly Reeve
 1957 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Blonde / Sandra Storm
- Come Back Darling Asta (1957) ... Blonde / Sandra Storm
 1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Susan Davenport
- Strange Disappearance (1957) ... Susan Davenport
 1957 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
- Alibi for Murder (1957) ... Mona
 1957 Panic! (TV Series)
Kit Dutton
- Two Martinis (1957) ... Kit Dutton
 1957 Istanbul
Marge Boyle
 1956 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
- A Night in Monte Carlo (1956) ... Flo
 1956 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Irene Borden
- The Harvey Borden Story (1956) ... Irene Borden
 1955-1956 The People's Choice (TV Series)
Cleo / Lois White / Maggie Roberts
- Sock, the Acting Mayor (1956) ... Lois White
- Sock, the Dedicated Councilman (1956) ... Maggie Roberts
- Sock vs. Crutcher (1955) ... Cleo (voice, uncredited)
- Sock Plays Cupid (1955) ... Cleo (voice, uncredited)
- The Unseating of Councilman Sock (1955) ... Cleo (voice, uncredited)
 1956 Hilda Crane
Nell Bromley
 1955 Good Morning, Miss Dove
Billie Jean Green
 1955 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
Irene Knox
- Changing Names (1955) ... Irene Knox
 1955 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
- The Last Spring (1955) ... Madeleine
 1955 Betrayed Women
Nora Collins
 1955 So This Is Hollywood (TV Series)
April Adams
- Reunion in Hollywood (1955) ... April Adams
- The Maharajah (1955) ... April Adams
- Grutchnik Rides Again (1955) ... April Adams
- Grutchnik (1955) ... April Adams
- Very Cold for April (1955) ... April Adams
 1955 The Bob Cummings Show (TV Series)
- The Rival Photographer (1955) ... Alex
 1955 Unchained
 1955 City Detective (TV Series)
- Police, Watch My House (1955) ... Denise
 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
 1953 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
Elsie Dargon / Sally Kovack
- Two Faced (1953) ... Elsie Dargon
- Stranger Than Fiction (1953) ... Sally Kovack
 1951 Racket Squad (TV Series)
 1950 Copper Canyon
 1949 Your Show Time (TV Series)
 1948 Trouble Preferred
Dale Kent
 1948 Half Past Midnight
Sally Ferris, alias Sally Parker
 1948 Perilous Waters
Pat Ferris
 1947 My Wild Irish Rose
Eileen - Leading Lady (uncredited)
 1947 Roses Are Red
Martha McCormack
 1947 The Unfaithful
 1947 Stallion Road
Daisy Otis
 1946 Never Say Goodbye
Nancy Graham
 1946 Shadow of a Woman
Louise Ryder
 1946 Two Guys from Milwaukee
Juke-Box Voice (voice, uncredited)
 1946 A Stolen Life

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Unsold pilot: Co-starred in an unsold sitcom pilot for CBS series called "Howie" which featured Will Hutchins in the title role.

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Shapely blonde with a hard look who was initially put on display in Warner Bros. film noir, but shoved into "other woman" roles for the rest of her career. Some TV. See more »

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