American actress of stage, film and television

Peggy Wood is ...

Born 9 Feb 1892 in Brooklyn
Died 18 Mar 1978 in Stamford
Age86 years, 1 month
Causecerebrovascular disease
Peggy Wood
Peggy Wood
Promotional photograph of Peggy Wood and Charles Purcell in Maytime Caption reads as follows:A surprise denouement makes love triumphant in spite of all. The romantic climax of Act IV.

About Peggy Wood

Mary Margaret "Peggy" Wood (February 9, 1892 – March 18, 1978) was an American actress of stage, film and television. She is best remembered for her final screen appearance as Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music (1965), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award.

She is also known as Mary Margaret Wood.


Wood died on March 18, 1978 in Stamford, Connecticut, following a stroke. She was 86 years old.