Peggy Moran

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Peggy Moran
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Born Mary Jeanette Moran
(1918-10-23)October 23, 1918
Clinton, Iowa, U.S.
Died October 24, 2002(2002-10-24) (aged 84)
Camarillo, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1938–1943
Spouse(s) Henry Koster (1942–1988; his death; 2 children)
Children Nicolas Koster (b. 1942)
Peter Koster

Peggy Moran (born Mary Jeanette Moran, October 23, 1918 – October 24, 2002) was an American film actress who appeared in films between 1938 and 1943.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Clinton, Iowa, Moran starred in a number of B movies like The Mummy's Hand (1940), Slightly Tempted (1940), Treat 'Em Rough (1942) with Eddie Albert and William Frawley, and King of the Cowboys (1943) with Roy Rogers and Smiley Burnette, and played smaller parts in A pictures, such as the "first cigarette girl" in Ninotchka (1939), which starred Greta Garbo. After marrying director Henry Koster in 1942, Moran was featured in every picture her husband directed.[1]

With Koster, Moran had two sons. After Koster retired in 1966, the couple traveled extensively until his death in 1988.[2] On October 24, 2002, only one day after her 84th birthday, Moran died of complications from injuries she had suffered in a car accident on August 26, 2002. She was cremated and her ashes were scattered at sea. [3]


Year Title Role Notes
1938 Gold Diggers in Paris Golddigger Alternative title: The Gay Impostors
Boy Meets Girl New York operator Uncredited
Secrets of an Actress Actress Waiting to See Carstairs Uncredited
Campus Cinderella Co-Ed Uncredited
Girls' School Myra
The Sisters Girl Uncredited
1939 Rhythm of the Saddle Maurine McClune
King of the Underworld Young Man's Wife Scenes deleted
Zenobia Party Guest Uncredited
Alternative title: Elephants Never Forget
Winter Carnival Viola
Ninotchka First Cigarette Girl Uncredited
Little Accident Tall Girl Uncredited
First Love Girl at School Uncredited
The Big Guy Joan Lawson Alternative title: Warden of the Big House
1940 West of Carson City Millie Harkins
Oh Johnny, How You Can Love Kelly Archer
Danger on Wheels Pat O'Shea
Alias the Deacon Phyllis Alternative title: The Hillbilly Deacon
Hot Steel Babe Morrison
I Can't Give You Anything but Love, Baby Linda Carroll
Argentine Nights Peggy
The Mummy's Hand Marta Solvani
Spring Parade Irene
Slightly Tempted Judy Ross
One Night in the Tropics Mickey Fitzgerald
Trail of the Vigilantes Barbara Thornton
1941 Double Date Penny Kirkland
Horror Island Wendy Creighton
Hello, Sucker Rosalie Watson
Flying Cadets Kitty Randall
1942 Treat 'Em Rough Betty Newman
There's One Born Every Minute Helen Barbara Twine
Drums of the Congo Enid Waldron
The Mummy's Tomb Uncredited
Seven Sweethearts Albert "Al" Van Maaster Alternative title: Tulip Time
1943 King of the Cowboys Judy Mason


  1. ^ "Peggy Moran". 2002-10-29. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 
  2. ^ Vallance, Tom (2002-11-04). "Peggy Moran". The Independent. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 
  3. ^ Oliver, Myrna (2002-10-31). "Peggy Moran, 84; Horror Film Scream Queen". Retrieved 2009-02-26. 

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