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May 1, 2022

30 Beautiful Vintage Photos of Peggie Castle in the 1950s

Born 1927 in Appalachia, Virginia, American actress Peggie Castle was discovered by a talent scout while eating in a restaurant in Beverly Hills. She was signed to a seven-year contract with Universal-International and made her film debut in the 1947 film When a Girl’s Beautiful.

In 1949, Castle was named “Miss Cheesecake” by the Southern California Restaurant Association. Later that year, the Junior Chamber of Commerce named Castle “Miss Three Alarm”. She later appeared in the films Mr. Belvedere Goes to College (1949), Payment on Demand (1951), The Prince Who Was a Thief (1951), Invasion U.S.A. (1952), 99 River Street (1953), Beginning of the End (1957) and Arrivederci Roma (1957). She often starred in Westerns, appearing in nearly a dozen between Wagons West (1952) and Hell’s Crossroads (1957).

In the 1950s, Castle moved into television. From 1959 to 1962, she co-starred in the television western series Lawman — her first continuing series. Her final onscreen role was a guest appearance in a 1966 episode of The Virginian.

Castle was married four times. She suffered from alcoholism. On August 11, 1973, her third husband, William McGarry found her body on the couch of her Hollywood apartment. Her death was later determined to be caused by cirrhosis. Take a look at these vintage photos to see the beauty of young Peggie Castle in the 1950s.

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