Peggy Stewart

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Date of Birth June 5, 1923
Place of Birth Florida
Date of Death May 29, 2019 (95)
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Peggy Stewart (actress)

Peggy Stewart was an American actress known for her roles in Western B movies and television series.

Born: Peggy O'Rourke, June 5, 1923, West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.
Died: May 29, 2019, Valencia, California, U.S.
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 1937–2019
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About Peggy Stewart

Actress of Republic Pictures' B-movie western films of the 1940s, including Oregon Trail, The Way West, Gun Street, and Utah. She also appeared as Mrs. Johnson in the 1961 version of Lassie.

Before Fame

She fell into acting after deciding on a lark to take an acting class in Los Angeles, and a neighbor in Atlanta, where she lived, helped her get cast in the 1937 film Wells Fargo.

Achievement

She often played the tough Western heroine in a time when many actresses were stuck playing the damsel in distress.

Family Life

Her parents divorced when she was young, and her mother remarried, giving Peggy O'Rourke her last name of Stewart. She was married to Don Barry from 1940 until 1944 and Buck Young from 1953 until 2000.

Associations

She played the grandmother of Jenna Fischer's character, Pam Beesley, in two episodes of The Office.

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Latest information about Peggy Stewart updated on July 13, 2020.

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