Margaret L. "Peg" Murray (born February 14, 1924) is an American actress of stage, musical theatre and television. Murray graduated from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, then known as Western Reserve College, in 1945.[1]

The Denver, Colorado-born actress, one of three children and the only daughter of John and Helen Murray,[2] won a Tony Award for her performance as the vile "Fraulein Kost" in the original Broadway production of Cabaret (1966). She understudied the role of "Fraulein Schneider", originated by Lotte Lenya, and eventually took over that role full-time when Lenya left the production.[3]

Murray later worked in daytime television playing the roles of Carrie Johnson Lovett on Love of Life and modeling agent Olga Swenson on All My Children. She also substituted for Constance Ford for several weeks as Ada Hobson on Another World, and starred in the short-lived NBC-TV sitcom Me & Mrs. C. Her film credits included roles in Some of My Best Friends Are... (1971), W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975) and Act of Vengeance (1986).[4]


Never married,[citation needed] she is affiliated with the Herstory Writers Group. She resides primarily in New York City and Southold, Long Island.

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  2. ^ United States Census, 1930 index and images, FamilySearch ( accessed August 22, 2014), Margaret L Murray in household of John C Murray, Denver, Denver, Colorado, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0089, sheet 10B, family 365, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 236.
  3. ^ Peg Murray at the Internet Broadway Database
  4. ^ Peg Murray on IMDb

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