Cartwright, Peggy (1912–2001)

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Cartwright, Peggy (1912–2001)

Canadian child actress and dancer. Born Peggy Courtwright, Nov 14, 1912, in Vancouver, B.C., Canada; died June 13, 2001, in Victoria, British Columbia; studied at RADA; m. Bill Walker (actor, died 1992); children: 4.

Appeared briefly in Birth of a Nation as a baby; made stage debut in Los Angeles (1919); was the original leading lady of the "Our Gang" troupe, appearing in the first 6 shorts (1922); made London debut in Cochran's 1930 Revue, was a principal dancer in Chelsea Follies, followed by For the Love of Mike and Half-Holiday; made NY debut in Americana (1932); appeared in the film Good-Night, Vienna (1932).