Peggy McCay Bio

(Caroline, DAYS)

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BIRTHDATE: November 3
HOMETOWN: New York, NY
YEARS ON SHOW: 1983; 1985-2003; 2004-present

Growing up in New York City gave Peggy McCay plenty of opportunities to pursue her interest in acting. While she was in high school, she performed in several plays, including Omnibus and Playhouse 90.

After high school, she attended Barnard College of Columbia University, where she continued to study theater. Immediately after graduating from college, she won a role in a Kraft Theater Show; soon after, she became the youngest person to be a part of the Margo Jones Repertory Theater.

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  1. Has worked with James Dean, Eli Wallach, Geraldine Page and Marilyn Monroe.
  2. Is a devoted animal rights activists and does work for several animal rights organizations, including PETA, Last Chance for Animals and Actors and Others for Animals.
  3. Studied at the Braille Institute in Los Angeles to prepare for her role as a blind woman in the TV movie SILK HOPE.
  4. Is the governor to the Board of the Television Academy.
  5. Is a vegetarian.
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Other Roles

 

Former Soap Roles
GENERAL HOSPITAL (Iris Fairchild, 1967-70) 
THE YOUNG MARRIEDS (Susan Garrett, 1964-66) 
LOVE OF LIFE (Vanessa ‘Van' Dale Raven Sterling (1951-1955)

TV Roles
JUDGING AMY (Phyllis Younger, 2000)
PROVIDENCE (Dorothy Chenoweth, 1999)
PROFILER (Melinda Gillespie,1997)
L.A. LAW (Patricia Holtz, 1993)
THE COMMISH (Mrs. O'Grady 1992)
THE TRIALS OF ROSIE O'NEILL (Irene Hayes, 1991)
HARDBALL (1990)
AMITYVILLE: THE EVIL ESCAPES (Helen Royce, 1989)
WINNIE (Mrs. McKenna, 1988)
CAGNEY & LACEY (Mrs. Carruthers, 1985; Mrs. Lonelyhearts, 1982)
HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN (Louise, 1985)
HARDCASTLE AND McCORMIC (Dr. Coley, 1985)
AIRWOLF (Mrs. Taggart, 1984)
NIGHT COURT (Louise Kerr, 1984)
NEWHART (Flo McKenna, 1983)

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