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Peggy O'Neil (Stage Star)

"There's girls that were made for wives and mothers. And there's other girls that have other work to do in the world. I am one of those other girls." ~ Peggy

Peggy O'Neil was born Margaret O’Neil on June 16, 1894 (some sources say 1898) in County Kerry, Ireland. Soon after her family moved to Buffalo, New York. Tragically both of her parents died when she was a child. Peggy was educated at a convent in Niagara Falls and started acting in local stage productions. In 1913 she made her film debut in the drama The Penalty Of Crime. The following year she had the starring role in the play "Peg O' My Heart". It was a huge hit and her performance got rave reviews. Peggy appeared in several hit Broadway shows including The Flame and Tumble. She went to England in 1920 to star in the musical "Paddy The Next Best Thing". The show ran for 850 performances. She became such a popular star that a song "Peggy O'Neil" was written about her. …

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