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

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