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Peggy Dow est une Actrice Américaine née le 18 mars 1928 à Mississippi (Etats-Unis)

Peggy Dow

Peggy Dow
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Nom de naissance Peggy Josephine Varnadow
Nationalité Etats-Unis
Naissance 18 mars 1928 (94 ans) à Mississippi (Etats-Unis)

Peggy V. Helmerich (born March 18, 1928, Columbia, Mississippi), born Peggy Josephine Varnadow and known professionally as Peggy Dow, is an American philanthropist and retired actress.


Born in Columbia, Mississippi, at age 4 she moved with her family to Covington, Louisiana. She attended high school and junior college at Gulf Park College in Gulfport, Mississippi (now the Gulf Park campus of the University of Southern Mississippi), then finished college at Northwestern University in Illinois, appearing in college plays and receiving her degree from Northwestern's School of Speech in 1948.

After brief modeling and radio experience, Dow was spotted by a talent agent and cast in a TV show in February 1949. Shortly after that exposure, Universal offered her a seven-year contract.
After an early TV appearance, she made nine films, most notably as Nurse Kelly in Harvey (1950), starring James Stewart, and co-starring with Best Actor Oscar nominee Arthur Kennedy in Bright Victory (1951). After being featured in several crime dramas, Dow had starring roles in two 1951 family films, Reunion in Reno and You Never Can Tell.

She retired after three years in the business to marry Walter Helmerich III, an oil driller from Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1951. He became president of his family's business, Helmerich & Payne. They were married for 60 years, until his death in 2012. The couple had five sons. She became an active supporter of libraries and other charitable activities.

The Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award, an award given annually since 1985 to a distinguished author by the Tulsa Library Trust, is named in her honor, as is the drama school at the University of Oklahoma and the auditorium at Northwestern's Annie May Swift Hall.

Ses meilleurs films

Harvey (1950)

Le plus souvent avec

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Filmographie de Peggy Dow (9 films)

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La Nouvelle Aurore, 1h36
Réalisé par Mark Robson
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Guerre, Romance
Thèmes Maladie, Le handicap, Politique, La cécité
Acteurs John Arthur Kennedy, Peggy Dow, Julie Adams, Richard Egan, Will Geer, Rock Hudson
Rôle Judy Greene
Note72% 3.6383353.6383353.6383353.6383353.638335
En Afrique du Nord, durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, un soldat américain perd la vue au combat. Il est envoyé à l'hôpital militaire.
Face à l'orage, 1h42
Réalisé par Mark Robson
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame
Thèmes Politique, Politique
Acteurs Dana Andrews, Dorothy McGuire, Farley Granger, Peggy Dow, Robert Keith, Mildred Dunnock
Rôle Carrie Turner
Note64% 3.2454753.2454753.2454753.2454753.245475
In the "early summer of 1950", Martin Greer owns a small construction company. An Army combat engineer for four years during World War II, he and wife Nancy have two young children. George Kress asks Martin to write a letter to the Selective Service System stating that his son, George Jr., is "indispensable" for their company and thus exempt from the draft. Martin refuses, and George Jr. joins the Army as the Korean War begins.
You Never Can Tell, 1h18
Réalisé par Lou Breslow
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Fantasy
Thèmes Religion
Acteurs Dick Powell, Peggy Dow, Charles Drake, Albert Sharpe, Frank Nelson, Anthony George
Rôle Ellen Hathaway
Note70% 3.5377253.5377253.5377253.5377253.537725
An ex-police dog named Rex inherits a fortune from his eccentric millionaire owner. But someone poisons him for his fortune, and he is able to go back to earth as a human detective to bring his killer to justice.
Reunion in Reno, 1h19
Réalisé par Kurt Neumann
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie
Acteurs Mark Stevens, Peggy Dow, Gigi Perreau, Frances Dee, Leif Erickson, Ray Collins
Rôle Laura Carson
Note66% 3.321563.321563.321563.321563.32156
A nine-year-old girl, Maggie Linaker, gets off a bus in Reno, Nevada and goes to find Norman Drake, a divorce lawyer there. Norman has just wrapped up a divorce case, after which Laura Carson, a stenographer in Judge Kneeland's court, scolds the lawyer for accepting payments over couples' breakups, rather than trying to steer them toward reconciliation.
Harvey (1950)
, 1h44
Réalisé par Henry Koster
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Comédie, Comédie dramatique, Fantasy
Thèmes Mise en scène d'un animal, Maladie, Théâtre, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Folie, Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre, Hôpital psychiatrique, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Acteurs James Stewart, Josephine Hull, Charles Drake, Peggy Dow, Cecil Kellaway, Fess Parker
Rôle Miss Kelly
Note78% 3.9488153.9488153.9488153.9488153.948815
Elwood est un homme gentil d'une quarantaine d'années qui embarrasse son entourage : il a un ami imaginaire, un lapin de deux mètres se prénommant Harvey. Ruinant la vie sociale de sa sœur, elle décide de l'emmener dans un hôpital psychiatrique. Mais c'est elle qui se retrouve provisoirement enfermée.
The Sleeping City, 1h25
Réalisé par George Sherman
Genres Drame, Noir, Policier
Acteurs Richard Conte, Coleen Gray, John Alexander, Peggy Dow, Alex Nicol, Russell Collins
Rôle Kathy Hall
Note66% 3.337713.337713.337713.337713.33771
An intern is shot mysteriously on an East River pier adjoining Bellevue Hospital. The chief investigating detective views this as a difficult case, so with the cooperation of the Commissioner of Hospitals he assigns a detective who had been a medical corpsman, Fred Rowan of the Confidential Squad, to go undercover as intern "Fred Gilbert."
L'Araignée, 1h32
Réalisé par Michael Gordon
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Thriller, Noir, Policier, Romance
Acteurs Ida Lupino, Tony Curtis, Stephen McNally, Howard Duff, Peggy Dow, John Litel
Rôle Patricia Monahan
Note67% 3.390693.390693.390693.390693.39069
Deborah Chandler Clark fuit son mari le soir de sa nuit de noces et sa voiture tombe d'un pont au détour d'un virage. Elle raconte alors son histoire. Tout a commencé lorsque Seldon Clark lui a proposé de l'épouser le jour de l'enterrement de son père. Le jour de ses noces, elle rencontre la maitresse de son mari, Patricia Monahan, une femme jalouse qui lui apprend que son mari ne l'a épousé que pour son argent.
Shakedown (1950)
, 1h20
Réalisé par Joseph Pevney
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Thriller, Noir, Policier
Thèmes Film sur un écrivain, Journalisme
Acteurs Chester Conklin, Brian Donlevy, Howard Duff, Peggy Dow, Lawrence Tierney, Bruce Bennett
Rôle Ellen Bennett
Note69% 3.476923.476923.476923.476923.47692
Unscrupulous newspaper photographer Jack Early (Duff) is sent to take a picture of racketeer Nick Palmer (Brian Donlevy), who doesn't like to be captured on celluloid. Palmer takes a liking to Early and asks him to frame his henchmen Colton (Tierney). Duff double-crosses Palmer and informes Colton that his boss had planned to frame him. Shortly afterward Palmer is killed by a car bomb and Duff becomes famous for taking a picture of the event. Eventually Duff is himself killed by Colton but he manages to snap a picture of his murderer in the act.
Une balle dans le dos, 1h11
Réalisé par William Castle
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Thriller, Noir, Policier
Thèmes Mafia, Gangsters
Acteurs Scott Brady, Bruce Bennett, Dorothy Hart, Peggy Dow, Rock Hudson, John Russell
Rôle Ann McKnight
Note65% 3.2889753.2889753.2889753.2889753.288975
Tony Reagan (Scott Brady) est un gangster de la mafia de Chicago. Après avoir été incarcéré, il choisit de devenir honnête et se rend à Reno pour conclure l’achat d’un bien immobilier qu’il compte gérer avec sa fiancée, Sally (Dorothy Hart), dont l’oncle est l’un des parrains de la mafia et l’un de ses anciens employeurs. Sur place, il rencontre Danny Morgan (John Russell), un ancien partenaire qui tente de le convaincre, en vain, de reprendre ses anciennes activités.