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Peggy Stewart

  • Birthplace: West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Birthday: June 05
Date of passing: 
May 29, 2019

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Peggy Stewart was an American actress.

A native of Florida, Stewart’s family moved to California in the 1930s, where she met character actor Henry O'Neill. He recommended her to Paramount Pictures executives who were looking for a new actress for the part of Joel McCrea's teenage daughter in the 1937 film Wells Fargo. Her work in the film led to numerous other film roles.

Stewart signed with Republic Pictures in 1944 and became best known for her appearances in 35 Western “B” films for the studio, alongside such iconic Western stars as Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, and Gabby Hayes.

Peggy Stewart was an American actress.

A native of Florida, Stewart’s family moved to California in the 1930s, where she met character actor Henry O'Neill. He recommended her to Paramount Pictures executives who were looking for a new actress for the part of Joel McCrea's teenage daughter in the 1937 film Wells Fargo. Her work in the film led to numerous other film roles.

Stewart signed with Republic Pictures in 1944 and became best known for her appearances in 35 Western “B” films for the studio, alongside such iconic Western stars as Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, and Gabby Hayes.

After retiring from film work and briefly working as a casting director for NBC, Stewart resumed her acting career, appearing in many popular Western series as well as episodes of Peter Gunn, Lassie, The Twilight Zone, The Fugitive, Mod Squad, Ironside, Mission: Impossible, Baretta, The Rockford Files, Emergency, CHiPs, Taxi, Quincy M.E., Knots Landing, The A-Team, Trapper John, M.D., Coach, Seinfeld, Frasier, Beverly Hills 90210, Yes, Dear, The Office, NCIS, Weeds, and Justified.

Stewart died May 29, 2019, in Valencia, California. She was 95.

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Peggy Stewart

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