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6 October 1922
|Died||19 September 2014 (aged 91)|
|Years active||1940–1942; 1970|
Born Lieselotte Mayer in Vienna, Austria, she moved to the United States with her family at the age of three. Her acting career started with an uncredited role in the film Too Many Girls (1940). Her career was short-lived, appearing in five films between 1940 and 1942, most notably in the serial film King of the Mounties, a continuation of the King of the Royal Mounted film series.
While filming The Tuttles of Tahiti with Charles Laughton (on a sound stage in Culver City), Drake became seriously ill with pneumonia, delaying filming for two months, and causing her to lose so much weight that she had to adopt a diet of sweet potato pudding to regain her figure before filming resumed.
She died on 19 September 2014, aged 91.
|1940||Too Many Girls||Coed||Uncredited|
|1941||The Chocolate Soldier||Minor Role||Uncredited|
|1942||The Tuttles of Tahiti||Tamara|
|1942||King of the Mounties||Carol Brent||Serial, (final film role)|
- Excerpt from Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2014 (with birth name and career details), books.google.com; accessed 6 June 2018.
- Othman, Frederick C. (1942) "But My What a Time She Had", St. Petersburg Times, 3 April 1942; retrieved 25 January 2010.
- Peggy Drake's obituary, esternboothill.blogspot.nl; accessed 1 October 2014.
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