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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 »

Known For

The Sound of Music Mother Abbess
(1965)
Mama Mama / Marta Hansen
(1949-1957)
(1960)
Jalna Meg Whiteoak
(1935)

Filmography

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 1979 Turtle's Progress (TV Series)
Mrs. Butterworth
- Episode #1.7 (1979) ... Mrs. Butterworth
 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
 1965 The Sound of Music
Mother Abbess
 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
 1960 The Story of Ruth
Naomi
 1959 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Lillian Granet
- Seed of Guilt (1959) ... Lillian Granet
 1949-1957 Mama (TV Series)
Mama / Marta Hansen
- T.R.'s Glasses (1957) ... Mama
- Episode #1.8 (1956) ... Marta Hansen
- Mama's Nursery School (1955) ... Mama
- T.R.'s Surprise Party (1954) ... Mama
 1957 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Sarah Jolland
- The Bitter Land (1957) ... Sarah Jolland
 1955 Omnibus (TV Series)
Narrator (segment "The Story of Valentines")
- Mr. Lincoln (1955) ... Narrator (segment "The Story of Valentines")
 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 Repertory Theatre (TV Series)
Florence McDavid / Mrs. Oliver Jordan
- Dark Hammock (1949) ... Florence McDavid
- Dinner at Eight (1948) ... Mrs. Oliver Jordan
 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
 1937 Call It a Day
Ethel Francis
 1935 Jalna
Meg Whiteoak
 1935 The Right to Live
Nurse Wayland
 1934 Handy Andy
Ernestine Yates
 1929 Wonder of Women
Brigitte
 1919 Almost a Husband
Eva McElwyn
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Other Works:

Stage Play: King Henry IV, Part I.Historical drama (revival). Written by William Shakespeare. Directed by Henry Herbert. Knickerbocker Theatre: 31 May 1926- Jun 1926 (closing date unknown/8 performances). Cast: A.G. Andrews (as "Bardolph"), Edith Barrett (as "Page"), Doan Borrup [credited as Doan Borup] (as "Mouldy/A Chamberlain of an Inn"... See more »

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Height:

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."

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

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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