Peggy Wood

Peggy Wood

Highest Rated: 100% A Star Is Born (1937)

Lowest Rated: 83% The Sound of Music (1965)

Birthday: Feb 9, 1892

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Peggy Wood was the daughter of a popular Manhattan columnist. Gifted with a lilting soprano voice, she began her stage career in musicals and operettas. Her chief Broadway fame rested in multilayered dramatic roles, though she was also an expert comedienne when the occasion arose. In her heyday, Wood was a member of the New York "intellectual" circuit, making occasional lunchtime stopovers at the Algonquin Round Table. A star on stage, Wood seldom appeared in anything larger than supporting roles in films; for example, she had only one scene as the sympathetic central-casting secretary in David O. Selznick's A Star Is Born (1937). From 1949 through 1957, Wood starred on the popular TV series Mama, reportedly exerting a great deal of script and casting control. Peggy Wood's last screen appearance was as the Mother Abbess in the Oscar-winning musical The Sound of Music (1965); sadly, her once beautiful singing voice was a thing of the past, and she had to be dubbed.

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No Score Yet The Sound Of Music Sing-Along Edition Actor 2007
No Score Yet Lillie Actor 1979
83% The Sound of Music Mother Abbess 1965
No Score Yet The Story of Ruth Naomi 1960
No Score Yet Dream Girl Lucy Allerton 1948
No Score Yet Magnificent Doll Mrs. Payne 1946
No Score Yet The Bride Wore Boots Grace Apley 1946
No Score Yet The Housekeeper's Daughter Olga 1939
100% A Star Is Born Central Casting Receptionist 1937
No Score Yet Call It a Day Ethel Francis 1937
No Score Yet Handy Andy Ernestine Yates 1934

QUOTES FROM Peggy Wood CHARACTERS

Mother Abbess says: Maria, these walls were not meant to shut out problems. You have to face them. You have to live the life you were born to live.

Kurt says: I wonder what grass tastes like.

Captain Von Trapp says: You brought music back into the house. I had forgotten.

Frau Schmidt says: The Von Trapp children don't play. They march.

Captain Von Trapp says: If the Nazis take over Austria, I have no doubt, Herr Zeller, that you will be the entire trumpet section.

Kurt says: Only grown-up men are scared of women.

Maria von Trapp says: When the Lord closes a door, somewhere He opens a window.