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Peggy Shannon (I) (1907–1941)


Peggy Shannon was born Winona Sammon on January 10, 1907, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. She attended Catholic school where she became friends with child actress Madge Evans. While visiting her aunt in New York sixteen year old Peggy was discovered by producer Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.. He hired her as a chorus girl in The Ziegfeld Follies. Peggy married ... See full bio »

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Deluge Claire Arlington
(1933)
Fighting Lady Dora Hart
(1935)
Hotel Continental Ruth Carleton
(1932)
The Devil's Mate Nancy Weaver
(1933)

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 1940 Triple Justice
Susan
 1940 All About Hash (Short)
Edith Henry, Mickey's mother
 1940 Cafe Hostess
Nellie
 1939 The Amazing Mr. Williams
Kitty (uncredited)
 1939 Dad for a Day (Short)
Mary Baker (uncredited)
 1939 The Women
Mrs. Jones (uncredited)
 1939 Fixer Dugan
Aggie Moreno
 1939 The Adventures of Jane Arden
Lola Martin
 1939 Blackwell's Island
Pearl Murray
 1938 Girls on Probation
Inmate Ruth (uncredited)
 1937 Youth on Parole
Peggy
 1937 Romancing Along (Short)
 1936 Ellis Island
Betty Parker
 1936 The Man I Marry
Margot Potts
 1935 The Case of the Lucky Legs
Thelma Bell
 1935 Fighting Lady
Dora Hart
 1935 Night Life of the Gods
Daphne Lambert
 1934 Back Page
Jerry Hampton
 1933 Fury of the Jungle
Joan Leesom
 1933 Turn Back the Clock
Elvina Wright / Elvina Gimlet
 1933 The Devil's Mate
Nancy Weaver
 1933 Deluge
Claire Arlington
 1933 Girl Missing
Daisy Bradford
 1932 False Faces
Elsie Fryer
 1932 The Painted Woman
Kiddo
 1932 Society Girl
Judy Gelett
 1932 Hotel Continental
Ruth Carleton
 1932 This Reckless Age
Mary Burke
 1931 Touchdown!
Mary Gehring
 1931 The Road to Reno
Lee Millet
 1931 Good Mourning (Short)
 1931/I Silence
Norma Davis / Norma Powers
 1931 The Secret Call
Wanda Kelly
 1931 The Meal Ticket (Short)
The Gold-Digging Stenographer
 1931 Opening Night (Short) (Undetermined Secondary Role) (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1930 The Gob (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Now-a-Days. Drama. Written by Arthur F. Brash. Directed by Jessie Bonstelle. Forrest Theatre: 5 Aug 1929- Aug 1929 (closing date unknown/8 performances). Cast: Irene Blair (as "Barbara Herford"), Jack Boehn (as "Sheldon Lunt"), Melvyn Douglas (as "Boyd Butler"), Austin O. Huhn (as "Barbara Herford"), Mayo Methot (as "Paula ... See more »

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Height:

5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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Trivia:

On May 11, 1941, Shannon's second husband, Albert G. Roberts (born 11 October 1902), and his friend found Shannon slumped over the kitchen table dead with her head down on her arms, a cigarette in her mouth, and an empty glass in her hand. 19 days after Shannon's death, Roberts fatally shot himself right on the spot where she died. See more »

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