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Baby Peggy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Diana Serra Cary (born Peggy-Jean Montgomery, October 29, 1918 – February 24, 2020), known as Baby Peggy, was an American child film actress, vaudevillian, author and silent film historian. At the time of her death, she was the last living film star of the Silent Era of Hollywood. Montgomery, as she then was, was one of the three major American child stars of the Hollywood silent film era along with Jackie Coogan and Baby Marie. Between 1921 and 1923 she made over 150 short films for the Century Film Corporation. In 1922 she received over 1.2 million fan letters, and by 1924 she had been dubbed The Million Dollar Baby for her $1.5 million annual salary ($22 million in 2018). Despite her childhood fame and wealth, she found herself poor and working as an extra by the 1930s. Having an interest in both writing and history since her youth, Montgomery found a second career as an author and silent film historian in her later years under the name Diana Serra Cary. She was the author of several books including her historical novel, The Drowning of the Moon, and was an advocate for child actors' rights. Cary died at her home in Gustine, California at the age of 101.


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Born:
Oct 29, 1918 In San Diego, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
30
First Appeared:
In the movie Her Circus Man 1921-03-09
Latest Project:
Movie Showbiz Kids 2020-07-14
Known For
Poster of Hollywood’s Children
Poster of Souls at Sea
Poster of Ah, Wilderness!
Poster of Circus Clowns
Filmography
Movie Showbiz Kids Self 2020-07-14
Movie Baby Peggy, the Elephant in the Room Herself 2012-09-05
Movie Clara Bow: Hollywood's Lost Screen Goddess Herself 2012-12-30
Movie Fragments: Surviving Pieces of Lost Films Herself 2011-04-03
Movie Clara Bow: Discovering the It Girl Self - Clara's Co-Star in 'Helen's Babies' 1999-06-14
Movie Hollywood’s Children Self 1982-02-24
Movie Having Wonderful Time Extra (uncredited) 1938-07-01
Movie Souls at Sea Bit Role (uncredited) 1937-09-03
Movie Ah, Wilderness! Girl at Graduation (uncredited) 1935-12-25
Movie Eight Girls in a Boat Hortense 1934-01-05
Movie The Return Of Chandu Judy Allen 1934-09-30
Movie Hollywood on Parade Unknown 1932-06-05
Movie April Fool Irma Goodman - a Child 1926-11-15
Movie Peg o' the Mounted Peg 1924-02-27
Movie Such Is Life The Little Match Girl 1924-01-30
Movie The Law Forbids Unknown 1924-04-07
Movie The Family Secret Peggy Holmes 1924-09-28
Movie Captain January Captain January 1924-07-06
Movie Helen's Babies Toddie 1924-10-11
Movie Sweetie Unknown 1923-04-04
Movie The Kid Reporter Peggy 1923-05-30
Movie Carmen, Jr. Unknown 1923-08-29
Movie The Darling of New York Santussa 1923-12-03
Movie Peggy, Behave! Baby Peggy 1922-01-01
Movie The Little Rascal Baby Peggy 1922-05-24
Movie Circus Clowns 1922-01-25
Movie Her Circus Man Unknown 1921-03-09
Movie Playmates Baby Peggy 1921-05-18
Movie Brownie's Little Venus 1921-09-13
Movie Get-Rich-Quick Peggy Unknown 1921-12-07