Meg Mundy

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Meg Mundy
Meg Mundy 1955.JPG
Meg Mundy in 1955
Born Margaret Anne Mary Mundy
(1915-01-04) 4 January 1915 (age 99)
Marylebone, London, England, UK
Occupation Actress

Margaret Anne Mary "Meg" Mundy (born 4 January 1915)[1] is an English-born actress and former model. She was born in London,[2] but moved to the United States at the age of six in 1921. The 1940 census gave her name as Meg Dora Mundy.

Personal life[edit]

Mundy was born in Marylebone, London, England. Her mother, Australian opera singer Clytie Hine (1887–1983), studied at the Elder Conservatorium of Music in Adelaide, South Australia. Her father was English cellist John Mundy. The couple emigrated to the United States in 1921 with their two children. Their father 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).

Career[edit]

In 1948 Mundy starred in The Respectful Prostitute (see below), but Dorothy Parker professed ignorance: "Meg Mundy? What's that, a Welsh holiday?"[3] Ann Dvorak succeeded Mundy in the role.

Mundy played Mary McLeod, the lead female role, in the Broadway production of Detective Story; the role was later played by Eleanor Parker in the film.[4] Mundy was also featured as the mother of Mary Tyler Moore's character in the 1980 film Ordinary People which won the Academy Award as Best Picture Of The Year. 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.

Awards[edit]

In 1948 Mundy won the Theatre World Award for her performance in The Respectful Prostitute at Cort Theatre.[2] 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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Date of birth per Intelius search
  2. ^ a b c Meg Mundy at the Internet Broadway Database
  3. ^ Bryan, J. (Joseph) III (1985). Merry Gentlemen (And One Lady). New York, NY: Atheneum. p. 105. ISBN 0-689-11533-4. 
  4. ^ IBDb profile

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