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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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 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
 1953 Main Street to Broadway
Peggy Wood - Theatre Guild Member (uncredited)
 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
- 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
 1919 Almost a Husband
Eva McElwyn
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Other Works:

She acted in George Bernard Shaw's play, "Candida," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts. See more »

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5' 6" (1.68 m)

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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."


Known for her philanthropic work, she also wrote newspaper and magazine articles on theater and acting. See more »

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