Peggy Drake

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Peggy Drake
Born Liesl Lotte Mayer
(1922-10-06)6 October 1922
Vienna, Austria
Died 19 September 2014(2014-09-19) (aged 91)
Santa Clarita, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1940–1942; 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 Liesl Lotte Mayer in Vienna, Austria, 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.[1]

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.[2]


  1. ^ Othman, Frederick C. (1942) "But My What a Time She Had", St. Petersburg Times, 3 April 1942; retrieved from Google News 25 January 2010.
  2. ^ Peggy Drake's obituary,; accessed 1 October 2014.

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