Peggy Cartwright

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Peggy Cartwright
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Peggy Cartwright riding Dinah the Mule in One Terrible Day (1922)
Born (1912-11-14)November 14, 1912
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Died June 12, 2001(2001-06-12) (aged 88)
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Other names Peggy Courtwright
Occupation Film actress
Years active 1915–1932
Spouse(s) Phil Baker (1932 - 1941, divorced) 4 children
William "Bill" Walker (1962 to 1992, his death)

Peggy Cartwright (November 14, 1912 – June 12, 2001) was a Canadian silent film actress perhaps best known for her short stint as the leading lady of the Our Gang comedies. She appeared in four shorts in 1922 and, possibly, the pilot for the series, Our Gang. Cartwright only appeared in the first four Our Gang shorts that premiered in 1922. One Terrible Day premiered on September 10, 1922, Fire Fighters premiered on October 8, 1922, Young Sherlocks premiered on November 26, 1922, and Saturday Morning premiered on December 3, 1922.

Her first husband was comedian Phil Baker with whom she had four children. She married actor William "Bill" Walker in 1962.


Cartwright made an appearance at the 12th International Sons of the Desert Convention in 2000. It was her first (and only) appearance at the convention, and she happily discussed her brief tenure in the Our Gang series. She was the last surviving member of the original Our Gang group of children.

Cartwright died shortly thereafter in 2001.[1] She and Walker, a United States Army World War I veteran, are buried at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California.[2]

Selected filmography[edit]

Our Gang[edit]


Further reading[edit]

  • Dye, David. Child and Youth Actors: Filmography of Their Entire Careers, 1914-1985. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 1988, p. 31.

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