Peggy Stewart

Lowest Rated: 20% That's My Boy (2012)
Birthday: Jun 5, 1923
Birthplace: Not Available
Growing up in Florida, American actress Peggy Stewart naturally gravitated to the water, and distinguished herself as a swimming champ in high school. Her family moved to California in the mid '30s, where she made the acquaintance of character actor Henry O'Neill. Aware that Paramount Pictures was looking for a new face to play the part of Joel McCrea's and Frances Dee's daughter in Wells Fargo (1936), O'Neill recommended Stewart. The assignment led to numerous other roles for the teenaged actress, who by the end of 1940 was not only established in Hollywood but the wife of actor Don "Red" Barry (Stewart was also the sister-in-law of another actor, Wayne Morris). At about the time her marriage was breaking up in 1944, Stewart signed with Republic Studios, where, starting with Tucson Raiders (1944), she became resident leading lady for many of Republic's western stars. She also appeared in serials at Republic but preferred westerns because the shooting schedules were shorter and she was able to wear a more varied wardrobe. Leaving Republic in 1948, she freelanced until 1953, when she briefly gave up acting to become a casting director at NBC television; she also married again, to actor Buck Young. As the '50s progressed Stewart eased back into acting, but only in roles that would provide a challenge to her. In 1974, she won the Los Angeles Drama Circle award for her stage performance in Picnic. Long retired, Peggy Stewart has in the last two decades become one of the favorite guest speakers on the nostalgia convention and western film festival circuit.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
20% That's My Boy Grandma Delores $37M 2012
69% The Runaways Grandma Oni $3.7M 2010
No Score Yet Last Chance Detectives, The - Legend of the Desert Bigfoot Actor 1995
No Score Yet The Fall of the House of Usher Barmaid 1982
No Score Yet Black Oak Conspiracy Virginia 1977
No Score Yet Bobbie Jo And The Outlaw Hattie James 1976
No Score Yet Terror in the Wax Museum Charwoman 1973
No Score Yet Pickup on 101 Person in Car 1972
No Score Yet Five Savage Men Mrs. Emily Perkins 1971
No Score Yet The Way West Mrs. Turley 1967
No Score Yet The Clown And The Kid Sister Grace 1961
No Score Yet Gun Street Mrs. Knudson 1961
No Score Yet When The Clock Strikes Mrs. Pierce 1961
No Score Yet The Black Lash Joan Delysa 1952
No Score Yet The Fighting Redhead Sheila 1950
No Score Yet Dead Man's Gold June Thornton 1948
No Score Yet Trail to San Antone Kit Barlow 1947
No Score Yet Son of Zorro Kate Wells 1947
No Score Yet Stagecoach to Denver 'Beautiful' 1946
No Score Yet Alias Billy the Kid Ann Marshall 1946
No Score Yet Vigilantes of Boomtown Molly McVey 1946
No Score Yet The Phantom Rider Doris Hammond 1946
No Score Yet Utah Jackie 1945
No Score Yet Silver City Kid Ruth Clayton 1945
No Score Yet The Vampire's Ghost Julie Vance 1945
No Score Yet Code of the Prairie Helen Matson 1944
No Score Yet Girls in Chains Jerry 1943
83% All This, and Heaven Too Helen Lexington 1940
No Score Yet That Certain Age Mary Lee 1938
No Score Yet Little Tough Guy Rita Belle Warren 1938
No Score Yet Wells Fargo Alice MacKay 1937

TV

CREDIT
78% FlashForward
2009-2010
Secretary
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Riches
2007-2008
Cherien's Mother
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Coach
1989-1997
Sue Ellen
  • 1992
No Score Yet The A-Team
1983-1987
Miriam Klein
  • 1984
No Score Yet Taxi
1978-1983
Buyer #2
  • 1980
  • 1979
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Mrs. Franklin
  • 1965
  • 1964
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Fan Mrs. Phillips Daisy
  • 1964
  • 1961
  • 1959
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Grace Stockton
  • 1961

QUOTES FROM Peggy Stewart CHARACTERS