Job Actress, Real estate agent, Fleet car executive
Years active 1938-84
Top Roles Francie, Jane Eyre as a Child, Nora, as a girl, Rosamund O'Mara, Katie Flanagan
Top GenresDrama, Film Adaptation, Romance, Comedy, Family, Biographical
Top TopicsBook-Based, New York, Coming of Age
Top Collaborators (Director), , (Director),
Shares birthday with Pamela Franklin, John Fiedler, Victor Buono  see more..

Peggy Ann Garner Overview:

Legendary actress, Peggy Ann Garner, was born on Feb 3, 1932 in Canton, OH. Garner died at the age of 52 on Oct 16, 1984 in Woodland Hills, CA and was cremated and her ashes given to family or friend.


Fair-haired, brown-eyed American actress, outstanding as a child (special Academy Award 1945). She was not given roles that demanded enough of her after that, and her career fell away before she was 21. In later years she made her living selling at first houses, then cars. Married to actor Albert Salmi (1956-1963), second of three. Died from cancer.

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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Garner was never nominated for an Academy Award. However she won one Honorary Award in 1945 as outstanding child actress of 1945 .

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By Art on Feb 3, 2015 From Classic Cinema Gold

was born February 3, 1932 in Canton, Ohio to English-born attorney William H. Garner, who served as a U.S. Army officer during World War II and his wife Virginia. With their marriage failing, the strong willed Virginia moved to Hollywood with her daughter Peggy Ann. There Garner mad... Read full article

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Peggy Ann Garner Quotes:

Francie Nolan: [Johnny has promised to get Francie enrolled in the school she admires.] Bend down Papa.
[He does.]
Francie Nolan: My cup runneth over.

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Daughter Catherine Ann Salmi died in 1995 of premature heart disease at age 38. Peggy's strong-willed mother, Virginia Garner Swainston, had outlived both her only child and her only grandchild.

Known to have dated Jackie Cooper and Eddie Fisher.

Took her special Oscar to bed with her the night she received it.

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