Peggy Shannon a stage and screen actress of the 1920s and ’30s

Peggy Shannon (January 10, 1907 – May 11, 1941) was an American actress who appeared on the stage and screen of the 1920s and 1930s. Shannon began her career as a Ziegfeld girl in 1923 before moving on to Broadway productions. She was signed to Paramount Pictures and groomed to replace Clara Bow as the newest “It girl”, whom she replaced in the 1931 film, “The Secret Call”. Her growing dependency on alcohol eventually derailed her career. Shannon appeared in her final film, “Triple Justice”, in 1940. In May 1941, Peggy Shannon died at the age of 34 from a heart attack, brought on by alcoholism. 

Peggy Shannon

Peggy Shannon – 1933

Peggy Shannon

Peggy Shannon

Peggy Shannon

Peggy Shannon

Peggy Shannon

Peggy Shannon by the water

Peggy Shannon

Peggy Shannon bathing beauty

Peggy Shannon

Peggy Shannon in "The Secret Call" (1931)

Peggy Shannon in “The Secret Call” (1931)

Peggy Shannon and Charles Starrett in “Silence” (1931)

Peggy Shannon and Charles Starrett in “Silence” (1931)

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