Meg Mundy in 1955
|Born||Margaret Anne Mary Mundy
4 January 1915
London, England, UK
Mundy is the daughter of the Australian opera singer Clytie Hine (1887–1983), who studied at the Elder Conservatorium of Music in Adelaide, South Australia. Hine married the English cellist John Mundy, and they emigrated to the United States in 1921 with their two children; John became orchestra manager of the Metropolitan Opera. After retiring as a performer, Hine coached opera singers and musical performers. Meg's younger brother was Columbia University history professor John Hine Mundy (1917-2004).
In 1948 Mundy starred in The Respectful Prostitute (see below), but Dorothy Parker professed ignorance: "Meg Mundy? What's that, a Welsh holiday?" Mundy played the lead female role of Mary McLeod in the Broadway production of Detective Story; the role was later played by Eleanor Parker in the film. On television she played the role of wealthy matriarch Mona Aldrich Croft on The Doctors from 1971 until 1982, when the show ended. After playing the role of Isabelle Alden on the pilot for the new soap Loving, she briefly played Maeve Stoddard's imperious mother Julia on Guiding Light. She later played the role of Dimitri Marrick's wealthy aunt, Eugenia von Voynavitch on All My Children.
In 1948 Mundy won the Theatre World Award for her performance in The Respectful Prostitute at Cort Theatre. She was succeeded in the role by film actress Ann Dvorak. In 1982 she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Daytime Drama Series at the 9th Daytime Emmy Awards for her role on The Doctors.
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