Peggy Wood

Peggy Wood

Mary Margaret Wood was an American actress of stage, film, and television. She is best remembered for her performance as the title character in the CBS television series Mama, for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series; her starring role as Naomi, Ruth's mother-in-law, in The Story of Ruth; and her final screen appearance as Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award. Wood studied voice in France with the legendary soprano Emma Calve - the greatest exponent of the role of CARMEN in the first half of the 20th century. Upon returning to the U.S., Wood was an early member of the Actors' Equity Association, spending nearly 50 years on the stage, beginning in the chorus and becoming known as a Broadway singer and star. She made her stage debut in 1910, as part of the chorus for Naughty Marietta. In 1917, she starred in Maytime, in which she introduced the song "Will You Remember". She starred in several other musicals before playing the role of Portia in a 1928 production of The Merchant of Venice. From the late 1920s until the late 1930s, Wood had lead roles in musicals staged in London and New York. She was chosen by Noel Coward to star in the original London production of his wildly successful operetta BITTER SWEET. In 1941, she starred in the New York premiere of Blithe Spirit. Wood did not star in many films. Her few film appearances include roles in Jalna, A Star is Born, Call It a Day, The Housekeeper's Daughter, The Bride Wore Boots, Magnificent Doll, and Dream Girl. From 1949 to 1957, she played matriarch Marta Hansen in the popularTV series Mama. She co-starred with comedian Imogene Coca on Broadway in The Girls in 509. In October 1963, she and Ruth Gates appeared in a one-act play, Opening Night, which played in off-Broadway. Wood portrayed Fanny Ellis, a once famous star who prepares for a performance; the play lasted 47 performances. Ruth Gates was Aunt Jenny on the "Mama" series with Wood. She returned to movies in the 1960 CinemaScope production The Story of Ruth in a co-starring role, as what she referred to in her own book as a "blonde, blue-eyed Jewess". Her final screen appearance was as the gentle, wise Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture. She was thrilled to be in the movie although she knew that she could no longer sing "Climb Ev'ry Mountain". She was dubbed (for singing) by Margery McKay. In her autobiography, Marni Nixon, who appeared in the film as Sister Sophia, said Peggy especially liked McKay's singing voice because she sounded as Peggy did in her younger days. In 1969, Wood joined the cast of the ABC-TV soap, One Life to Live as Dr. Kate Nolan and had a recurring role until the end of the year. Her first autobiography, How Young You Look, was published by Farrar and Rinehart in 1941. An update, Arts and Flowers, appeared in 1963. She also wrote a biography of actor John Drew, Jr., as well as a novel called The Star Wagon and was a co-author of a play called Miss Quis. Wood received numerous awards for her theatrical work and for a while was president of the American National Theater and Academy.

  • Título: Peggy Wood
  • Popularidad: 6.192
  • Conocido por: Acting
  • Cumpleaños: 1892-02-09
  • Lugar de nacimiento: Brooklyn [now in New York City], New York, USA
  • Página principal:
  • También conocido como: Mary Margaret Wood, Mary Margaret "Peggy" Wood
img

Peggy Wood Películas

  • 1937
    imgPelículas

    Ha nacido una estrella

    Ha nacido una estrella

    7.2 1937 HD

    Esther Blodgett, una ambiciosa chica de pueblo con mucho talento, llega a Hollywood. En una fiesta en la que trabaja como camarera conoce a Norman...

    img
  • 1960
    imgPelículas

    La historia de Ruth

    La historia de Ruth

    7.3 1960 HD

    Basada en el Antiguo Testamento. La hermosa Ruth (Elana Eden) fue vendida, siendo una niña, a unos seguidores del dios moabita Quemos. Siendo...

    img
  • 1965
    imgPelículas

    Sonrisas y lágrimas

    Sonrisas y lágrimas

    7.726 1965 HD

    Austria, 1938. María es una alegre novicia que abandona la abadía de Salzburgo para convertirse en la institutriz de los siete hijos de...

    img
  • 1935
    imgPelículas

    The Right to Live

    The Right to Live

    5.1 1935 HD

    img
  • 1937
    imgPelículas

    Call It a Day

    Call It a Day

    5 1937 HD

    La crónica de lo que sucede en un día de primavera en el negocio de una próspera familia inglesa cuando el padre es seducido por...

    img
  • 1929
    imgPelículas

    El poder de una mujer

    El poder de una mujer

    1 1929 HD

    Un pianista alemán va a romper con su esposa infiel, cuando recibe el mensaje de que su hijastro favorito ha muerto.

    img
  • 1939
    imgPelículas

    The Housekeeper's Daughter

    The Housekeeper's Daughter

    3.5 1939 HD

    img
  • 1946
    imgPelículas

    La amazona caprichosa

    La amazona caprichosa

    5.9 1946 HD

    El historiador Jeff Warren (Robert Cummings), que está casado con Sally (Barbara Stanwyck), una bella amazona, siente que ella está...

    img
  • 1946
    imgPelículas

    La primera dama

    La primera dama

    5.8 1946 HD

    Biografía de Dolly Payne (Ginger Rogers), la esposa de James Madison, el cuarto Presidente de los Estados Unidos. A Dolly la cortejan dos...

    img
  • 1948
    imgPelículas

    Dream Girl

    Dream Girl

    4.5 1948 HD

    img
  • 1919
    imgPelículas

    Almost a Husband

    Almost a Husband

    1 1919 HD

    img
  • 1935
    imgPelículas

    Jalna

    Jalna

    4.8 1935 HD

    img
  • 1934
    imgPelículas

    Handy Andy

    Handy Andy

    1 1934 HD

    img
  • 1953
    imgPelículas

    Main Street to Broadway

    Main Street to Broadway

    6.5 1953 HD

    img
  • 1948
    imgS8 E12

    The Philco Television Playhouse

    The Philco Television Playhouse

    5.6 1948 HD

    img
  • 1949
    imgS8 E2

    Mama

    Mama

    1 1949 HD

    img
  • 1956
    imgS5 E30

    Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre

    Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre

    5.5 1956 HD

    img
  • 1961
    imgS5 E58

    Dr. Kildare

    Dr. Kildare

    5.375 1961 HD

    img
  • 1968
    imgS12 E100

    The Dick Cavett Show

    The Dick Cavett Show

    6.559 1968 HD

    img
  • 1962
    imgS5 E257

    The Merv Griffin Show

    The Merv Griffin Show

    5.3 1962 HD

    img
  • 1948
    imgS24 E26

    The Ed Sullivan Show

    The Ed Sullivan Show

    6.529 1948 HD

    img
  • 1948
    imgS8 E12

    The Philco Television Playhouse

    The Philco Television Playhouse

    5.6 1948 HD

    img