Oscar Actors: Cass, Peggy

Born on May 21, 1924 in Boston.

Cass made her professional stage debut in 1945 on an Australian tour with “The Doughgirls.” She later appeared in many revues and Broadway stage productions, mainly in comedy parts, winning a Tony Award for her performance in the role of Agnes Gooch in “Auntie Mame.” Cass was nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar for repeating that role in the 1958 screen version of the play.

Cass made her screen debut in George Cukor's comedy, “The Marrying Kind,” in 1952. “Auntie Mame” was her second picture. Her film appearances have been rare, but she is seen often on TV as a guest of talk shows and a panelist on game shows. Her very last film was “Cheaters,” in 1984

Oscar Context

In 1958, Cass competed for the Supporting Actress Oscar with Wendy Hiller, who won for “Separate Tables,” Martha Hyer in “Some Came Running,” Maureen Stapleton in “Lonelyhearts,” and Cara Williams in “The Defiant Ones.”