Peggy Ryan

Peggy Ryan

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
  • Lowest Rated: 100% The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
  • Birthday: Aug 28, 1924
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • American entertainer Peggy Ryan came from a large vaudevillian family, billed as the Merry Dancing Ryans; she was onstage from infancy and in films from age 6 (The Wedding of Jack and Jill [1930]). Peggy's peak movie years were 1941-1945, during which she was costarred in several lightweight musicals with fellow Universal contractee Donald O'Connor. Ryan and O'Connor usually played teenaged sweethearts who found themselves hoofing away at the drop of an orchestra leader's baton (though O'Connor was larger and more mature looking, Ryan was in fact the older of the two). So locked in was Ms. Ryan with her costar that, while she was performing a musical number with Lou Costello in Here Come the Co-Eds (1945), Costello airily remarked "I feel just like Donald O'Connor." Ryan and O'Connor were also a popular fixture of USO tours, at least until O'Connor himself was put into uniform. Her film career faltered as she grew older, though Ryan remained in musicals until 1953's All Ashore, in which she appeared opposite Mickey Rooney. After running her own dance school, Peggy Ryan retired to Hawaii, returning before the cameras occasionally in the Honolulu-filmed TV series Hawaii 5-O.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

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No Score Yet Chip Off The Old Block Actor 2012
No Score Yet Here Come the Co-eds Patty 1945
No Score Yet Men in Her Diary Doris Mann 1945
No Score Yet Babes on Swing Street Trudy Costello 1944
No Score Yet The Merry Monahans Patsy Monahan 1944
No Score Yet Follow the Boys Herself - Guest Star 1944
No Score Yet Mister Big Peggy 1943
No Score Yet Get Hep to Love Betty Blake 1942
No Score Yet Give Out, Sisters Peggy 1942
No Score Yet Miss Annie Rooney Myrtle 1942
No Score Yet Private Buckaroo Peggy 1942
100% The Grapes of Wrath Hungry Girl 1940
No Score Yet Top of the Town Herself 1937
No Score Yet The Women Men Marry Mary Jane 1937

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