Peggy Drake

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Peggy Drake
Lieselotte Mayer

(1922-10-06)6 October 1922
Died19 September 2014(2014-09-19) (aged 91)
Years active1940–1942; 1970

Peggy Drake (6 October 1922 – 19 September 2014), was an Austrian film and television actress. She primarily appeared in B-movies of the 1940s.


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.[1]

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.[2]

She left the business after 1942, but has appeared occasionally in film in uncredited roles. She appeared in one episode of the television series A Family at War (1970).

She died on 19 September 2014, aged 91.[3]


Year Title Role Notes
1940 Too Many Girls Coed Uncredited
1941 The Chocolate Soldier Minor Role Uncredited
1942 The Tuttles of Tahiti Tamara
1942 Sweater Girl Uncredited
1942 King of the Mounties Carol Brent Serial, (final film role)


  1. ^ Excerpt from Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2014 (with birth name and career details),; accessed 6 June 2018.
  2. ^ Othman, Frederick C. (1942) "But My What a Time She Had", St. Petersburg Times, 3 April 1942; retrieved 25 January 2010.
  3. ^ Peggy Drake's obituary,; accessed 1 October 2014.

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