Peggy Lloyd (Stage Actress) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Peggy Lloyd was an American stage actress and television director known for her work in the Broadway theater. Lloyd met her future husband, actor Norman Lloyd, while they were co-starring in the play Crime, which was directed by Elia Kazan. The couple married on June 29, 1936, and remained together until her death, 75 years later. They became known for their joint appearances in the Federal Theatre Project, which was run by the Works Progress Administration, early in their marriage during the 1930s. In 1937, Lloyd starred in the Broadway production of Having Wonderful Time with John Garfield. She also appeared in a Broadway production of Romeo and Juliet, directed by Katharine Cornell. Norman Lloyd joined Orson Welles’s theater company, the Mercury Theatre, became a close associate of director Alfred Hitchcock and directed many of Hitchcock’s television specials and series episodes.

Born: Margaret Hirsdansky, August 14, 1913, New York City, U.S.
Died: August 30, 2011, Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Actress, television director
Children: 2, including Josie Lloyd
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About Peggy Lloyd

Remembered for her roles in early 20th-century Broadway productions of Romeo & Juliet and Having Wonderful Time, she is also famous for her association (through her director husband) with Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles.

Before Fame

She made her Broadway debut in a 1920 production of The Night Boat.


During the 1930s, she was a frequent performer with the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Theatre Project.

Family Life

Born Margaret Hirsdansky, she grew up in New York City and died at the age of ninety-eight in Los Angeles, California. Her marriage to stage and screen actor, director, and producer Norman Lloyd lasted from 1936 until her death and produced two children, including an actress daughter named Josie.


She and her husband met while rehearsing the Elia Kazan-directed Broadway production of Crime.

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Latest information about Peggy Lloyd updated on August 29, 2020.

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