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Peggy Ryan

Highest Rated:   100% The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Lowest Rated:   100% The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
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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

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Chip Off The Old Block
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Here Come the Co-eds
  • Patty
1945
No Score Yet Babes on Swing Street
  • Trudy Costello
1944
No Score Yet The Merry Monahans
  • Patsy Monahan
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

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