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Also Known As: Margaret Wood Died: March 18, 1978
Born: February 9, 1892 Cause of Death: cerebral hemorrhage
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: actor

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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.

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 The Sound of Music (1965) Mother Abbess
2.
 The Story of Ruth (1960) Naomi
3.
 Main Street to Broadway (1953) Theatre Guild member
4.
 Dream Girl (1948) Lucy Allerton
5.
 Magnificent Doll (1946) Mrs. Payne
6.
 The Bride Wore Boots (1946) Grace Apley
7.
8.
 Call It a Day (1937) Ethel Francis
9.
 A Star Is Born (1937) Miss Phillips, Central Casting Corp. clerk
10.
 The Right to Live (1935) Nurse Wayland
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1910:
Made her professional singing debut at age 18 in the chorus of "Naughty Marietta"
1917:
Had her first leading stage role in "Maytime"
1919:
Feature debut, "Almost a Husband"; last film for 15 years
1934:
Returned to motion pictures in "Handy Andy"
:
Toured with a USO troupe during WWII and performed in Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit"
1948:
Last film for 12 years, "Dream Girl"
1949:
Starred as Mama in the popular CBS series "I Remember Mama"
1958:
Returned to the stage in "The Girls in 509"
1960:
Co-starred in "The Story of Ruth"
1965:
Final feature appearance, co-starred as the Mother Abbess in "The Sound of Music"; won Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination
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husband:
John Van Alstyn Weaver. Poet. Married until his death in 1938.
husband:
William A Walling. Businessman. Married until his death in 1973.

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father:
Eugene Wood. Journalist. Wrote for the NEW YORK WORLD.

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