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Overview (3)

Born in Oregon City, Oregon, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameVelma Margaret Randall

Mini Bio (1)

Peggy Converse's stage, TV, and film careers spanned nearly seven decades. In each of these venues, she frequently played alongside her husband, Don Porter (of "Gidget" and "Ann Sothern" fame). She began acting in high school productions and later in college, graduating from Stanford University in 1927. She is reputed to have played in more than 100 roles on stage, including "The Infernal Machine" on Broadway and "The Taming of the Shrew" at Los Angeles' Greek Theater. With her husband, she toured the USA and Canada in shows such as "Any Wednesday," "The Best Man," and "Love and Kisses." Converse published poetry and was an active member of Planned Parenthood, the American Women for International Understanding, and the Hemlock Society. She died at the age of 95 in her home in Los Angeles.

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Spouse (2)

Don Porter (30 June 1943 - 11 February 1997) ( his death)
Edmund Cogswell Converse III (3 November 1928 - 27 March 1941) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (1)

Mother of actress Melissa Converse.

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