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Peggy Mondo (1927–1991)

Peggy Mondo played the proverbial "fat lady" of stage and screen. The daughter of ecclesiastical painter Vincent Elipidio Mondo and Emma A. Spignesi, she hailed from New Haven, Connecticut. Beginning her career as a Connecticut Experimental Theater member in the 1950s, she studied voice under the tutelage of 'Francesco Riggio' and 'Hilda Whitworth ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Music Man
The Music Man Ethel Toffelmier
Who's Minding the Store?
Who's Minding the Store? Lady wrestler
Fatso Tessie
Hardly Working
Hardly Working Woman in Restaurant


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 1983 Cracking Up
Woman with Dog
 1981-1982 Too Close for Comfort (TV Series)
Paula DeFranco / Miss Obler
- Don't Shoot the Piano Movers (1982) ... Paula DeFranco
- The Return of Rafkin (1981) ... Miss Obler
 1980 Hello, Larry (TV Series)
Large Lady
- The Rock Star: Part 2 (1980) ... Large Lady
 1980 Fatso
 1980 Hardly Working
Woman in Restaurant
 1979 That's Life
 1974 Emergency! (TV Series)
- Parade (1974) ... Owner
 1974 Adam-12 (TV Series)
- Alcohol (1974) ... Stacy
 1974 Sigmund and the Sea Monsters (TV Series)
- Mother Makes Ten (1974) ... Shelinor
 1973 The New Temperatures Rising Show (TV Series)
- The Physical (1973)
 1972 Columbo (TV Series)
- The Greenhouse Jungle (1972) ... Woman
 1971 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Stella Nordini
- Have I Got a Fellow for You! (1971) ... Stella Nordini
 1971 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
- Appointment in Palermo (1971) ... Filomena
 1969-1970 To Rome with Love (TV Series)
Mama Vitale
- Grandpa in Charge (1970) ... Mama Vitale
- A Friend for Penny (1970) ... Mama Vitale
- Father's Choice (1970) ... Mama Vitale
- The Pretty Little Girl (1970) ... Mama Vitale
- Birds, Bees and Romans (1970) ... Mama Vitale
 1969 Angel in My Pocket
 1968 The Shakiest Gun in the West
Squaw (uncredited)
 1967-1968 The Jerry Lewis Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.22 (1968)
- Episode #1.6 (1967)
 1967 Get Smart (TV Series)
Madame Borova
- The Spirit Is Willing (1967) ... Madame Borova
 1966 Laredo (TV Series)
Lost Bird
- Oh Careless Love (1966) ... Lost Bird
 1966 I Spy (TV Series)
Portly Woman
- Lisa (1966) ... Portly Woman
 1966 Three on a Couch
Saleslady (uncredited)
 1966 Tammy (TV Series)
Little Rose
- Two for Tee Pee (1966) ... Little Rose
 1966 The Addams Family (TV Series)
- Fester Goes on a Diet (1966) ... Yvette
 1963-1965 McHale's Navy (TV Series)
Mama Giovanni / Little Flower / Rosa Giovanni / ...
- Reunion for PT-73 (1965) ... Mama Giovanni
- The McHale Opera Company (1965) ... Rosa Giovanni
- Marriage, McHale Style (1965) ... Mama Giovanni
- The Dart Gun Wedding (1964) ... Little Flower
- French Leave for McHale (1963) ... Fifi
 1965 The Baileys of Balboa (TV Series)
- Bailey's Band (1965) ... Woman
 1963-1964 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Peggy / Fat Woman
- Amateur Night (1964) ... Peggy
- Jack Takes Boat to Hawaii (1963) ... Fat Woman
 1964 The Patsy
Bowler (uncredited)
 1963 Who's Minding the Store?
Lady wrestler
 1962-1963 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Sophia / Mrs. Bleeker
- Roman Holiday (1963) ... Sophia
- Bub Gets a Job (1962) ... Mrs. Bleeker
 1962 Lawman (TV Series)
- The Man Behind the News (1962) ... Flora
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Aunt Lily Lou in the Yale Dramatic Association 1951 staging of Kiss the Boys Goodbye, New Haven, Connecticut. See more »

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She forged a lifelong friendship with McHale's Navy Star Ernest Borgnine who also hailed from the New Haven, Connecticut area. See more »


Classically trained operatic voice

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