STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,125 this week

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 »

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 785 people
created 24 Feb 2012
 
a list of 443 people
created 29 Aug 2012
 
a list of 447 people
created 11 Sep 2013
 
a list of 49 people
created 27 Sep 2013
 
a list of 368 people
created 04 Feb 2014
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Peggy Wood's work have you seen?

User Polls

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

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actress (24 credits)
 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
 1953 Main Street to Broadway
Peggy Wood - Theatre Guild Member (uncredited)
 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 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
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Self (9 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Rape of the Belt. Written by Benn W. Levy. Music by Sol Kaplan. Scenic Design by Paul Morrison. Directed by Albert Marre. Martin Beck Theatre: 5 Nov 1960- 12 Nov 1960 (9 performances). Cast: Philip Bosco (as "Heracles") [Broadway debut], Joseph Bova (as "Theseus"), Hilda Brawner (as "Anthea"), Constance Cummings (as "Antiope"),... See more »

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
Edit

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:

Before Wood was cast as Naomi in The Story of Ruth (1960), Irene Dunne was offered the role. One of Wood's biggest career successes was her title role in Mama (1949), the television adaptation of one of Dunne's most popular films, I Remember Mama (1948). See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

Message Boards

Discuss Peggy Wood on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page