Peggy Allenby (February 14, 1901 – March 23, 1966) was an American silent film (The Man Who Came Back, 1922), television, and radio actress.
Robert Armstrong (m. 1920-1925; divorced)
John McGovern (January 22, 1932 – March 23, 1966; her death); 2 children
Allenby was born in New York City and attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart. She entered theatrical work in Nashville.
Allenby may be best known for her role as "Mattie Lane Grimsley" on the CBS-TV soap opera Edge of Night. Peggy Allenby was in the show's cast from 1956-66. She also appeared on Cosmopolitan Theater (1951), The Philco Television Playhouse (1951), First Love (1954), Studio One (1954) and The United States Steel Hour (1959).
From 1930 to 1950, her voice was a part of such radio broadcasts asSecond Husband, Young Doctor Malone, David Harum and Road of Life. She had the role of Mrs. Brown, mother of the title character on the comedy serial Claudia, based on the character created by author Rose Franken, and she played the mother in The Nichols Family.
On stage she played the role of the wife of Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman. She appeared in The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden on Broadway.
Personal life and death
Allenby was married to actors John McGovern and Robert Armstrong. Her marriage with Armstrong produced two children, John Jr. and Eleanor. She died in 1966 in Park West Hospital after a short illness, aged 65.
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