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Peggy Ryan Net Worth

Peggy Ryan Net Worth is
$9 Million

Peggy Ryan Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Margaret O'Rene "Peggy" Ryan (August 28, 1924 – October 30, 2004) was an American dancer, best known for starring in a series of movie musicals at Universal Pictures with Donald O'Connor and Gloria Jean.She joined her parents' vaudeville act, "The Merry Dancing Ryans," before she was two years old. Her singing, acting, and dancing skills were noticed by song-and-dance actor George Murphy, who helped her get a role in 1937's Top of the Town. She continued working in small roles until 1942, when she had a solo number in the feature film What's Cookin'?. The Gloria Jean-Donald O'Connor-Peggy Ryan team were a great hit with audiences and exhibitors, and the three teens made five features together. Ryan's screen character in these films was usually brash, wisecracking, and boy-crazy. In 1944 Peggy Ryan advanced to more elaborate productions, in support of Jack Oakie and Abbott and Costello.She left Universal in 1945 and married James Cross that same year; they were divorced in 1952. She returned to the screen with dancer Ray McDonald for 1949's There's a Girl in My Heart and Shamrock Hill, and 1953's All Ashore. They wed in 1953 and toured together in a nightclub act before being divorced in 1957. Her third marriage, in 1958, was to Hawaii columnist Eddie Sherman, following which she left movies for choreography and semi-retirement. Sherman adopted her two children from her previous marriages. On television, she played a recurring role as secretary Jenny Sherman in Hawaii Five-O from 1969 to 1976.In later years she trained Las Vegas showgirls in tap dancing. Her last public performance, at her 80th birthday party, was a hilarious song-and-dance routine for her former Universal studio colleagues. She continued to teach tap until two days before her death at the age of 80 from the effects of two strokes.She was survived by two children and five grandchildren.
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IMDB Wikipedia

Date Of BirthAugust 28, 1924
Died2004-10-30
Place Of BirthLong Beach, California, U.S.
ProfessionActress, Soundtrack
SpouseJames Cross, Ray McDonald, Eddie Sherman
Star SignVirgo
#Quote
1[about the many movie musicals she made with Donald O'Connor in the 1940s] I was 19 forever. In the meantime, I had married, had a baby and divorced.
#Fact
1Organized and was leader of a group of older women dancers called "Peg's Leg's" that entertained around Las Vegas. Was the daughter of vaudevillian parents, The Dancing Ryans. Made movie debut at age five.
2She was still teaching and entertaining until just a few days prior to her admission to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas on September 24,2004 where she passed away on October 30, 2004. Peggy Ryan was 80 years old.
3Longest recurring role was that of "Jenny Sherman", Steve McGarrett's (Jack Lord) secretary on the longest running police show Hawaii Five-O (1968). She was on the show from 1969 until 1976. The series ended in 1980.
4Her son James "Spike" Cross from her marriage to actor James Cross died in an automobile accident in 1987.
5In the movie All the President's Men (1976), both 'Donald O'Connor' and Peggy's daughters play secretaries who work side by side in the scene.
6Has three children, one from each husband. Her son by third husband Eddie Sherman, Shawn Edward Arthur (later Sean Serman), is adopted and part Hawaiian, Chinese and Caucasian. Her other two children are son James Cross, a songwriter, and daughter Kerry Sherman.

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Simon & Simon1983TV SeriesGina - Telephone Operator
Pleasure Palace1980TV MovieElderly Woman
Hawaii Five-O1968-1976TV SeriesJenny / Millie / Mildred
The Spike Jones Show1954TV Series
All Ashore1953Gay Night
All Star Revue1951TV SeriesGuest Dancer
There's a Girl in My Heart1949Sally Mullin
Shamrock Hill1949Eileen Rogan
Men in Her Diary1945Doris Mann
On Stage Everybody1945Molly Sullivan
That's the Spirit1945Sheila Gogarty
Patrick the Great1945Judy Watkin
Here Come the Co-eds1945Patty Gayle
Bowery to Broadway1944Specialty Number
Babes on Swing Street1944Trudy Costello
The Merry Monahans1944Patsy Monahan
This Is the Life1944Sally McGuire
Follow the Boys1944Peggy Ryan
Chip Off the Old Block1944Peggy Flaherty
Top Man1943Jane Warren
Mister Big1943Peggy
When Johnny Comes Marching Home1942Dusty
Get Hep to Love1942Betty Blake
Give Out, Sisters1942Peggy
Miss Annie Rooney1942Myrtle
Private Buckaroo1942Peggy
Girls' Town1942Penny
What's Cookin'?1942Peggy
Varsity Vanities1940Short
Sailor's Lady1940Ellen
The Grapes of Wrath1940Hungry Girl (uncredited)
She Married a Cop1939Trudy
The Flying Irishman1939Miss Edith Corrigan - Doug's Sister (uncredited)
A Night at the Troc1939Short
Billy Rose's Casa Mañana Revue1938ShortPeggy Dixon
The Women Men Marry1937Mary Jane
Top of the Town1937Peggy
The Wedding of Jack and Jill1930ShortJill

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
All Ashore1953performer: "I Love No One But You", "Boy Meets Girl / Catalina"
That's the Spirit1945performer: "How Come You Do Me Like You Do?", "No Matter Where You Are", "Baby, Won't You Please Come Home?", "Evenin' Star"
Here Come the Co-eds1945performer: "Jumping On A Saturday Night", "Let's Play House"
Bowery to Broadway1944performer: "He Took Her for a Sleigh Ride" - uncredited
The Merry Monahans1944performer: "We're Having a Wonderful Time", "Stop Foolin'", "I Hate to Lose You", "Impersonations", "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows", "In My Merry Oldsmobile", "What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For?", "The Old Folks at Home", "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny", "I Love You, California", "Some of These Days", "Rose Room" - uncredited
This Is the Life1944performer: "Yippee-I-Voot", "Gremlin Walk", "You're a Lollapalooza" - uncredited
Follow the Boys1944performer: "Kittens With Their Mittens Laced" - uncredited
Top Man1943performer: "Samba Sue From Paducah"
Mister Big1943performer: "All the Things I Want To Say", "Rude, Crude and Unattractive", "Thee and Me", "Come Along My Mandy", "Hi, Character", "The Spirit Is In Me", "Kitten With My Mittens Laced"
When Johnny Comes Marching Home1942performer: "The Yanks Are Coming"
Get Hep to Love1942performer: "Let's Hitch a Horsie To The Automobile"
Private Buckaroo1942performer: "James Session" - uncredited

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ShirleyMania2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Here's Hollywood1961TV SeriesHerself
The Mickey Mouse Club1956TV SeriesHerself
Val Parnell's Startime1956TV SeriesHerself
Tonight!1955TV SeriesHerself
Stage Show1954TV SeriesHerself
The Saturday Night Revue1954TV SeriesHerself
The George Jessel Show1954TV SeriesHerself
All Star Revue1952TV SeriesHerself - Dancer
Songs for Sale1952TV SeriesHerself
Texaco Star Theatre1949-1952TV SeriesHerself - Dancer / Herself - Actress
The Saturday Night Revue with Jack Carter1950TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Universal Musical Short 3655: Singin' and Swingin'1950ShortDancer
Fun on the Run1949ShortPatty
Oysters and Muscles1948ShortRingside Girl

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