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Peggy Shannon

Peggy Shannon



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Also Known As: Died: May 11, 1941
Born: January 10, 1907 Cause of Death: liver ailment
Birth Place: Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA Profession: Cast ... actor


Peggy Shannon's acting talents were showcased on the big screen many times throughout the course of her Hollywood career. Shannon's career in acting began with her roles in various films like "Touchdown" (1931), "The Road to Reno" (1931) and "Hotel Continental" (1932). She also appeared in "False Faces" (1932), "This Reckless Age" (1932) and "The Painted Woman" (1932). Her passion for acting continued to her roles in projects like "The Deluge" (1933), "Fury of the Jungle" (1933) and "The Devil's Mate" (1933). She also appeared in the Warren William mystery "The Case of the Lucky Legs" (1935). Shannon was most recently credited in "Family Reunion" (1981-82). Shannon continued to exercise her talent in the forties through the seventies, taking on a mix of projects like "The House Across the Bay" (1940), "Green Acres" (CBS, 1965-1971) and "Fire!" (NBC, 1976-77). Her credits also expanded to "The Disappearance of Aimee" (NBC, 1976-77) and "Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter" (CBS, 1978-79). Shannon passed away in May 1941 at the age of 34.


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Peggy Shannon was born Winona Sammon on Jan. 10, 1907 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Brought to Hollywood in 1931 as a hopeful successor to Clara Bow, Peggy appeared in several films capatalizing on the avalanche of publicity comparing her to Clara Bow. In 1932 Peggy signed to Fox Pictures and co-starred with Spencer Tracy in The Painted Woman and Society Girl. Ater leaving Fox Peggy's career steadily declined despite good roles in Deluge(1933) and Night Life of the Gods(1935).Despite her good looks and sex appeal the plaintive quality in her acting never caught on with 1930s audiences. Peggy Shannon died on May 11, 1941 of acute alcoholism.

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