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Peggy Moran (I) (1918–2002)

Mary Jeanette Moran was born in Clinton, Iowa. The daughter of Louise Moran, a dancer with the famous Denishawn Dancers, and the celebrated artist Earl Moran, whose paintings graced many a barracks wall during World War II. One of Earl's favorite models was Norma Jean Baker, who later changed her name to Marilyn Monroe. Peggy never modeled for ... See full bio »

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The Mummy's Hand
The Mummy's Hand Marta Solvani
King of the Cowboys
King of the Cowboys Judy Mason
One Night in the Tropics
One Night in the Tropics Mickey Fitzgerald
Horror Island
Horror Island Wendy Creighton


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 1943 Stage Door Canteen
Peggy Moran
 1943 King of the Cowboys
Judy Mason
 1942 There's One Born Every Minute
Helen Barbara Twine
 1942 Drums of the Congo
Enid Waldron
 1942 Treat 'Em Rough
Betty Newman
 1941 Flying Cadets
Kitty Randall
 1941 Hello, Sucker
Rosalie Watson
 1941 Double Date
Penelope 'Penny' Kirkland
 1940 Trail of the Vigilantes
Barbara Thornton
 1940 One Night in the Tropics
Mickey Fitzgerald
 1940 Slightly Tempted
Judy Ross
 1940 Spring Parade
Archduchess Irene
 1940 Argentine Nights
 1940 Hot Steel
Babe Morrison
 1940 Alias the Deacon
 1940 Danger on Wheels
Pat O'Shea
 1940 West of Carson City
Millie Harkins
 1940 Oh, Johnny, How You Can Love!
Carol Ann 'Kelly' Archer
 1939 The Big Guy
Joan Lawson
 1939 Ninotchka
First Cigarette Girl (uncredited)
 1939 First Love
Girl at School (uncredited)
 1939 Little Accident
Tall Girl (uncredited)
 1939 Winter Carnival
Viola (uncredited)
 1939 Zenobia
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1938 Rhythm of the Saddle
Maurine McClune
 1938 The Sisters
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1938 Girls' School
 1938 Campus Cinderella (Short)
Co-Ed (uncredited)
 1938 Secrets of an Actress
Actress Waiting to See Carstairs (uncredited)
 1938 Boy Meets Girl
New York Operator (uncredited)
 1938 Gold Diggers in Paris
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[on what it was like working at Universal Pictures in the 1940s] I was there 2-1/2 years and did something like 30 pictures. I remember coming out of one picture and two days later they handed me another script.


Though retired for nearly 60 years, Peggy developed minor cult fame over the years thanks to her "scream queen" roles in The Mummy's Hand (1940) and Horror Island (1941) at Universal in the early 40s. She frequently flew to conventions all over the country and was invited in 2001 to Universal's premiere of The Mummy Returns (2001) with Brendan Fraser. See more »

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