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Peggy Knudsen (April 22, 1923 - July 11, 1980) was an American character actress.


Born Margaret Ann Knudsen in Duluth, Minnesota, she made her Broadway debut in My Sister Eileen. She began her film career in 1946 in A Stolen Life opposite Bette Davis. That same year, she appeared in bit parts in several films including The Big Sleep and Humoresque with Joan Crawford.

Despite appearing in big budget features with established stars, Knudsen's career never took off and she was relegated to smaller roles in B movies. Her last film role was in the 1957 film Istanbul with Errol Flynn.

In the 1950s and '60s, Knudsen appeared in guest starring roles on several television shows including Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Millionaire, Perry Mason, and Pete and Gladys. After appearing in an episode of The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet in 1965, Knudsen retired from acting.

Later years and death

Knudsen suffered from crippling arthritis for most of her later years and was cared for by her close friend, actress Jennifer Jones.

On July 11, 1980, she died of cancer in Encino, California.

For her contribution to the television industry, Peggy Knudsen has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6230 Hollywood Boulevard.


A Stolen Life (1946)

Two Guys from Milwaukee (Uncredited, 1946)

The Big Sleep (1946)

Shadow of a Woman (1946)

Never Say Goodbye (1946)

Humoresque (1946)

Stallion Road (1947)

The Unfaithful (1947)

Roses Are Red (1947)

My Wild Irish Rose (Uncredited, 1947)

Perilous Waters (1948)

Half Past Midnight (1948)

Trouble Preferred (1948)

Copper Canyon (1950)

Unchained (1955)

Betrayed Women (1955)

Good Morning, Miss Dove (1955)

The Bottom of the Bottle (1956)

Hilda Crane (1956)

Istanbul (1957)


Your Show Time (1 episode, 1949)

Racket Squad (1 episode, 1951)

Mr. and Mrs. North (2 episodes, 1953)

The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (1 episode, 1954)

City Detective (1 episode, 1955)

The Loretta Young Show (1 episode, 1955)

So This is Hollywood (Unknown episodes, 1955)

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode, 1956)

The Millionaire (1 episode, 1956)

The Gale Storm Show (1 episode, 1956)

Panic! (1 episode, 1957)

On Trial (1 episode, 1957)

The Ford Television Theatre (1 episode, 1957)

The Thin Man (1 episode, 1957)

The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1 episode, 1958)

The Real McCoys (1 episode, 1958)

The Millionaire (1 episode, 1959)

Perry Mason (2 episodes, 1958–1959)

Tightrope (1 episode, 1959)

General Electric Theater (1 episode, 1960)

Pete and Gladys (1 episode, 1960)

Bat Masterson (3 episodes, 1959–1961)

The Wonderful World of Disney (1 episode, 1961)

The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (3 episodes, 1960–1965)





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