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Peggy Wood (I) (1892–1978)


Above all else, singer/actress Peggy Wood has endeared herself to both TV and film audiences with one single role in each medium. She made warm, lasting impressions as the benevolent, strong-willed Scandinanvian matriarch Marta Hansen in the series drama Mama (1949), and as the knowing Mother Abbess who gently but firmly steers Julie Andrews' ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Dr. Kate Nolan (1969)
 1966 New York Television Theatre (TV Series)
- Opening Night (1966)
 1965 For the People (TV Series)
Mrs. Murray
- The Killing of One Human Being (1965) ... Mrs. Murray
 1963 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Marcella Higgins
- The Saturday Evening of Time (1963) ... Marcella Higgins
 1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Katie Harris
- An Ancient Office (1962) ... Katie Harris
 1959 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Lillian Granet
- Seed of Guilt (1959) ... Lillian Granet
 1957 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Sarah Jolland
- The Bitter Land (1957) ... Sarah Jolland
 1949-1957 Mama (TV Series)
Mama / Marta Hansen
- T.R.'s Glasses (1957) ... Mama
- Episode #1.8 (1956) ... Marta Hansen
 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
Gladys
- The Skin of Our Teeth (1951) ... Gladys
 1948-1949 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Florence McDavid / Mrs. Oliver Jordan
- Dark Hammock (1949) ... Florence McDavid
 1948 Dream Girl
Lucy Allerton
 1946 Magnificent Doll
Mrs. Payne
 1946 The Bride Wore Boots
Grace Apley
 1937 A Star Is Born
Miss Phillips - Central Casting Clerk
 1934 Handy Andy
Ernestine Yates
 1929 Wonder of Women
Brigitte
 1919 Almost a Husband
Eva McElwyn
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Rape of the Belt. Written by Benn W. Levy. Music by Sol Kaplan. Directed by Albert Marre. Martin Beck Theatre: 5 Nov 1960- 12 Nov 1960 (9 performances). Cast: Philip Bosco, Joseph Bova, Hilda Brawner, Constance Cummings (as "Antiope"), John Emery, Pat Nye, Joyce Redman, Avis Scott, Nydia Westman (as "Thalestris"), Peggy Wood (... See more »

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

As to why she never achieved the success in films that she had on stage and in early TV: "I was not attractive in the way one was supposed to be out there, and I think that, and the fact that I could act, confused them terribly."

Trivia:

Peggy's role in the operetta "Bitter Sweet" (1929) was written for her by Noel Coward. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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