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Peggy Ryan (1924–2004)

A vastly talented musical performer, Peggy Ryan found stardom dancing alongside partner Donald O'Connor as Universal's answer to Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. Paired up in many a low-budget WWII-era musical, she was best known for her dancing feet, but she was no slouch in the singing department and her buoyant personality added plenty of zest ... See full bio »

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Known For

Get Hep to Love Betty Blake
All Ashore Gay Night
Men in Her Diary Doris Mann


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 1983 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Gina - Telephone Operator
- It's Only a Game (1983) ... Gina - Telephone Operator
 1980 Pleasure Palace (TV Movie)
Elderly Woman
 1968-1976 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Jenny / Millie / Mildred
- The Capsule Kidnapping (1976) ... Jenny (voice, uncredited)
- A Killer Grows Wings (1976) ... Jenny (voice, uncredited)
- Turkey Shoot at Makapuu (1976) ... Jenny
- The Waterfront Steal (1975) ... Jenny (uncredited)
 1955 Just Off Broadway (TV Movie)
 1954 The Spike Jones Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1954)
 1953 All Ashore
Gay Night
 1951 All Star Revue (TV Series)
Guest Dancer
- Episode #1.22 (1951) ... Guest Dancer
 1949 There's a Girl in My Heart
Sally Mullin
 1949 Shamrock Hill
Eileen Rogan
 1945 Men in Her Diary
Doris Mann
 1945 On Stage Everybody
Molly Sullivan
 1945 That's the Spirit
Sheila Gogarty
 1945 Patrick the Great
Judy Watkin
 1945 Here Come the Co-eds
Patty Gayle
 1944 Bowery to Broadway
Specialty Number
 1944 Babes on Swing Street
Trudy Costello
 1944 The Merry Monahans
Patsy Monahan
 1944 This Is the Life
Sally McGuire
 1944 Follow the Boys
Peggy Ryan
 1944 Chip Off the Old Block
Peggy Flaherty
 1943 Top Man
Jane Warren
 1943 Mister Big
 1942 Get Hep to Love
Betty Blake
 1942 Give Out, Sisters
 1942 Miss Annie Rooney
 1942 Private Buckaroo
 1942 Girls' Town
 1942 What's Cookin'
 1940 Varsity Vanities (Short)
 1940 Sailor's Lady
 1940 The Grapes of Wrath
Hungry Girl (uncredited)
 1939 She Married a Cop
 1939 The Flying Irishman
Miss Edith Corrigan - Doug's Sister (uncredited)
 1939 A Night at the Troc (Short)
 1938 Billy Rose's Casa Mañana Revue (Short)
Peggy Dixon
 1937 The Women Men Marry
Mary Jane
 1937 Top of the Town
 1930 The Wedding of Jack and Jill (Short)
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Show Show Self (14 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Appeared in a pilot for Desilu called "Just Off Broadway".

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Alternate Names:

Margaret Peggy Sherman | Margaret Sherman | Peggy Ryan Sherman | Peggy Sherman

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[about the many movie musicals she made with Donald O'Connor in the 1940s] I was 19 forever. In the meantime, I had married, had a baby and divorced.


Has three children, one from each husband. Her son by third husband Eddie Sherman, Shawn Edward Arthur (later Sean Serman), is adopted and part Hawaiian, Chinese and Caucasian. Her other two children are son James Cross, a songwriter, and daughter Kerry Sherman. See more »

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