Peggy Wood

Actor
Peggy Wood was an actress who founded her entertainment career success with roles in film. In 1917, she had her first leading stage role in "Maytime." In 1910, she made her professional singing debut at age 18 in the ... Read more »
Born: 02/09/1892 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (10)

The Sound of Music 1965 (Movie)

The Mother Abbess (Actor)

The Story of Ruth 1960 (Movie)

Naomi (Actor)

I Remember Mama 1948 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

Philco Television Playhouse 1948 - 1956 (TV Show)

Actor

A Star Is Born 1936 (Movie)

Miss Phillips--the Clerk (Actor)

Dream Girl (Movie)

Lucy Allerton (Actor)

Handy Andy (Movie)

Ernestine Yates (Actor)

Magnificent Doll (Movie)

Mrs. Payne (Actor)

The Bride Wore Boots (Movie)

Grace Apley (Actor)

The Housekeeper's Daughter (Movie)

Olga (Actor)
Production Management (1)

No Worries 1993 (Movie)

(Location Scout)
Music (1)

Welcome to Woop Woop 1998 (Movie)

("Climb Ev'ry Mountain") (Song Performer)

Biography

Peggy Wood was an actress who founded her entertainment career success with roles in film. In 1917, she had her first leading stage role in "Maytime." In 1910, she made her professional singing debut at age 18 in the chorus of "Naughty Marietta." Wood's career in acting began with her roles in various films like "Handy Andy" (1934), "A Star Is Born" (1937) with Janet Gaynor and the Joan Bennett comedy "The Housekeeper's Daughter" (1939). She also appeared in the Ginger Rogers period drama "Magnificent Doll" (1946). She continued to act in productions like the Barbara Stanwyck comedy adaptation "The Bride Wore Boots" (1946) and "Dream Girl" (1948). Wood was most recently credited in "Welcome to Woop Woop" (1998). Wood continued to exercise her talent in the sixties through the nineties, taking on a mix of projects like "The Story of Ruth" with Stuart Whitman (1960). Wood was married to John Van Alstyn Weaver and had one child. Wood passed away in March 1978 at the age of 86.

Relationships

John Van Alstyn Weaver

Husband
Married 1924 until his death in 1938

William Walling

Husband
Married 1946 until his death in 1973

Eugene Wood

Father
wrote for the NEW YORK WORLD

Milestones

1965

Final feature appearance, co-starred as the Mother Abbess in "The Sound of Music"; won Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination

1960

Co-starred in "The Story of Ruth"

1958

Returned to the stage in "The Girls in 509"

1949

Starred as Mama in the popular CBS series "I Remember Mama"

1948

Last film for 12 years, "Dream Girl"

1934

Returned to motion pictures in "Handy Andy"

1919

Feature debut, "Almost a Husband"; last film for 15 years

1917

Had her first leading stage role in "Maytime"

1910

Made her professional singing debut at age 18 in the chorus of "Naughty Marietta"

Toured with a USO troupe during WWII and performed in Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit"

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