Peggy Maley

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Peggy Maley
Peggy Maley (1952), The Lady Says No.jpg
Peggy Maley (1952), in The Lady Says No
Born June Maley
(1926-06-08) June 8, 1926 (age 91)
Pottsville, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1943-1961
Spouse(s) Ricky Rayfield (1952-1952) (divorced)
Schoenborn (1961-1970's)

Peggy Maley (born June 8, 1926, in Pottsville, Pennsylvania) is an American actress who appeared in numerous movies and television programs. In 1942 she was crowned Miss Atlantic City.[1][2]


Maley delivered the famous feeder line to Marlon Brando in the film The Wild One: "Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against?"[3]


Maley was in the Broadway productions of I Gotta Get Out (1947) and Joy to the World (1948).[4]


Maley had a brief seven-year acting career on television from 1953-1960. Her first appearance was as Diane Chandler in Ramar of the Jungle. She made three appearances in The Star and the Story, three on Dragnet, starring Jack Webb, three on Richard Diamond, Private Detective, and three on Perry Mason, starring Raymond Burr. In 1957 she played murderess Lola Florey in the Perry Mason episode, "The Case of the Silent Partner" and as The Blonde Woman in the 1958 episode of The Walter Winchell File "The Reporter". She made her final television appearance in 1960 as Verna in Lock-Up starring MacDonald Carey.

She appeared in Private Secretary January 10, 1954.[5] She appeared in "Wanted Dead or Alive" the episode was "The Kovack Affair" with Steve McQueen original air date 3/28/1959.

Personal life[edit]

Maley married garment manufacturer Rickey Rafield in 1952, a union that lasted only 12 weeks before he divorced her.[6]


  1. ^ Richard Koper (2010). Fifties Blondes: Sexbombs, Sirens, Bad Girls and Teen Queens. BearManor Media. ISBN 1593935218. 
  2. ^ "Contestants for Miss America". California, Santa Ana. Santa Ana Register. September 8, 1942. p. 1. Retrieved January 26, 2016 – via  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ McCann, Paul (October 6, 1999). "The great movie one-liners that got away". England, London. The Independent. p. 14 – via General OneFile (subscription required). Retrieved 27 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Peggy Maley". Playbill Vault. Retrieved 27 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "(TV listing)". New York, Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. January 10, 1954. p. 29. Retrieved January 26, 2016 – via  open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ Kilgallen, Dorothy (March 14, 1953). "Jottings in Pencil". Pennsylvania, Franklin. The News-Herald. p. 4. Retrieved January 25, 2016 – via  open access publication – free to read

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