Peggy Stewart - Rotten Tomatoes

Peggy Stewart

Highest Rated:   83% All This, and Heaven Too (1940)
Lowest Rated:   20% That's My Boy (2012)
Birthday:  
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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
20% That's My Boy
  • Grandma Delores
$37M 2012
68% The Runaways
  • Grandma Oni
$3.6M 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 The Phantom Rider
  • Doris Hammond
1946
No Score Yet Vigilantes of Boomtown
  • Molly McVey
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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
89% FlashForward
2009-2010
  • Secretary
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Grace Stockton
  • 1961

Quotes from Peggy Stewart's Characters