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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 11 May 1916Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Birth NameMargaret Frances Lynch

Mini Bio (1)

Writer-actress Peggy (aka Peg) Lynch, who was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, began her broadcasting career in 1938 as a jack-of-all-trades at a small radio station in Minnesota. Her realistic husband-and-wife sketches caught the attention of network officials at NBC in Chicago, and soon her popular and extremely funny radio show (which had become known as "Ethel And Albert," the names of her husband-and-wife characters) was being heard on a regular basis on that network. When the ABC network was formed in the mid 1940s, "Ethel And Albert" became one of that network's earliest successful attractions. Lynch was the show's only writer as well as its leading female actress for the entire run of the series. In the early 1950s, "Ethel And Albert" was seen regularly as a featured skit on The Kate Smith television program and subsequently became a popular weekly situation comedy series.

In the mid 1950s, Lynch wrote and starred in a new radio series called "The Couple Next Door" for the CBS radio network. The show basically followed the same format as the old "Ethel And Albert" show, and the program co-starred Lynch's longtime "Ethel And Albert" leading man, Alan Bunce. In the 1970s, Lynch's husband-and-wife sketches turned up once again as one of the 15-minutes-five-days-a-week programs on the syndicated Radio Playhouse radio series. Lynch's husband on these shows was Robert Dryden. Lynch and her wonderful "slices of life" radio plays can still be seen and heard regularly at various Old Time Radio show conventions and at various radio retrospective presentations.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ron Lackmann

Spouse (1)

Odd Knut Ronning (12 August 1948 - 2 July 2014) (his death) (1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

Low key, realistic dialogue as ordinary housewife

Trivia (2)

Peg Lynch's timeless Ethel and Albert scripts, which have been published by the Samuel French company, New York, are as contemporary and amusing in the 21st century as they were when they were first written in the mid 20th century.
When Ethel and Albert was first heard on the ABC network in the mid 1940s, actor Richard Widmark played Albert. He left the program after a short time to become one of Hollywood's most popular leading men.

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