Peggy Conklin

Performer

Female

Born: November 2, 1906
Dobbs Ferry, New York, USA

Died: March 18, 2003
Naples, Florida, USA

Peggy Conklin, a Broadway actress who appeared in everything from the Gershwins' Treasure Girl to The Petrified Forest, died March 18, 2003, at her home in Napes, FL, according to The New York Times. Ms. Conklin, a native of Dobbs Ferry, NY, played Broadway roles starting in 1928, when she was in the chorus of the little-known musical, Treasure Girl, and subsequently found consistent work, appearing in The Little Show, His Majesty's Car, Purity, Old Man Murphy, Hot Money, Mademoiselle, The Party's Over, The Ghost Writer and The Pursuit of Happiness (in New York and London).

Choice roles include Gabby Maple in The Petrified Forest (1935), Mrs. North in Mr. and Mrs. North (1941), Alice in Alice in Arms (1945), Martha in The Wisteria Trees (1950) and Flo Owens in Picnic (1953) and Howie (1958).

The Times reported Ms. Conklin's year of birth as 1902, though her official biography indicates 1912 as her birth year.

She married an ad executive, James D. Thompson, in 1935. He predeceased her in 1998. Survivors include her son, Michael Thompson, daughter Antonia West, and three grandchildren.

 

Roles

Howie
Sep. 17, 1958 - Sep. 20, 1958
Edith Simms Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Picnic Picnic
Feb. 19, 1953 - Apr. 10, 1954
Flo Owens Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - The Wisteria Trees The Wisteria Trees
Mar. 29, 1950 - Sep. 16, 1950
Martha Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Alice in Arms Alice in Arms
Jan. 31, 1945 - Feb. 3, 1945
Alice Performer
(Original)
 
Feathers in a Gale
Dec. 21, 1943 - Dec. 25, 1943
Annabella Hallock Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Mr. and Mrs. North Mr. and Mrs. North
Jan. 12, 1941 - May 31, 1941
Mrs. North Performer
(Original)
 
Miss Swan Expects
Feb. 20, 1939 - Feb. 25, 1939
Josie Swan Performer
(Original)
 
Casey Jones
Feb. 19, 1938 - Mar. 1, 1938
Portsmouth Jones Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Yes, My Darling Daughter Yes, My Darling Daughter
Feb. 9, 1937 - Jan. 1, 1938
Ellen Murray Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Co-respondent Unknown Co-respondent Unknown
Feb. 11, 1936 - May 1, 1936
Hattie Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - The Petrified Forest The Petrified Forest
Jan. 7, 1935 - Jun. 29, 1935
Gabby Maple Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - The Pursuit of Happiness The Pursuit of Happiness
Oct. 9, 1933 - May 12, 1934
Prudence Kirkland Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - The Ghost Writer The Ghost Writer
Jun. 19, 1933 - Jul. 1, 1933
Peggy Winston Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - The Party's Over The Party's Over
Mar. 27, 1933 - May 6, 1933
Phylis Blakely Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Mademoiselle Mademoiselle
Oct. 18, 1932 - Jan. 1, 1933
Christine Galvosier Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Hot Money Hot Money
Nov. 7, 1931 - Nov. 1, 1931
Helen Wilson Performer
(Original)
 
Old Man Murphy
Sep. 14, 1931 - Oct. 1, 1931
Elinor Murfree Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Old Man Murphy Old Man Murphy
May 18, 1931 - Jul. 11, 1931
Elinor Murfree Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Purity Purity
Dec. 25, 1930 - Jan. 1, 1931
Yvonne Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - His Majesty's Car His Majesty's Car
Oct. 23, 1930 - Nov. 1, 1930
Mitzi Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - The Little Show The Little Show
Apr. 30, 1929 - Feb. 1, 1930
Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Treasure Girl Treasure Girl
Nov. 8, 1928 - Jan. 5, 1929
Ensemble Performer
(Original)
 
 
 
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