Peggy Allenby

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Peggy Allenby
Born Eleanor Byrne Fox
(1901-02-14)February 14, 1901
New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Died March 23, 1966(1966-03-23) (aged 65)
New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Occupation Actress

Robert Armstrong (m. 1920-1925; divorced)

John McGovern (January 22, 1932 – March 23, 1966; her death); 2 children

Peggy Allenby (February 14, 1901 – March 23, 1966) was an American silent film (The Man Who Came Back, 1922), television, and radio actress.


Allenby may be best known for her role as "Mattie Lane Grimsley" on the CBS-TV soap opera Edge of Night. Peggy Allenby was in the show's cast from 1956-66. She also appeared on Cosmopolitan Theater (1951), The Philco Television Playhouse (1951), First Love (1954), Studio One (1954) and The United States Steel Hour (1959). From 1930 to 1950, her voice was a part of such radio broadcasts as David Harum and Road of Life. On stage she played the role of the wife of Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman. She appeared in The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden on Broadway.[citation needed]

Personal life and death[edit]

Allenby was married to actors John McGovern and Robert Armstrong. She died in 1966 in Park West Hospital after a short illness, aged 65.


  • Los Angeles Times, Heiress-Apparent to Play Laurels, October 12, 1922, Page 19.
  • New York Times, Peggy Allenby, 65, of Edge of Night, March 25, 1966, Page 41.

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