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Peggy McCay : biography

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Margaret Ann McCay (born November 3, 1927), known professionally as Peggy McCay, is an American actress whose career began in 1949, and includes soap operas, television, and feature films. She is best known for playing Caroline Brady, a role she originated and has played since February 1983 on the long-running NBC drama, Days of our Lives.

Personal life

McCay has never married or had children.

Awards and nominations

On Monday, June 18, 1956, McCay attended the first annual Obie awards ceremony, where she and two of her Uncle Vanya castmates would make a bit of New York theatre history by being among the first Obie-winners ever in their respective categories - Peggy for Best Actress, and Gerald Hiken and George Voskovec for Best Actor.

McCay was nominated for Daytime Emmy Awards in 1986, 1987, and 2013, and in 1991 won a Primetime Emmy Award for her guest starring role on The Trials of Rosie O'Neill as Irene Hayes in the episode "State of Mind". She was also nominated for two more Emmy awards, one for her guest starring role on an episode of Cagney & Lacey, and another for playing the mother of Lawrencia Bembenek, Virginia Bembenek, in Woman on Trial: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story.

Year Award Work Result Ref
1986 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Days of our Lives title=1986 Emmy Winners & Nominees|url=http://www.soapoperadigest.com/emmys/winners1986/|work=Soap Opera Digest|publisher=American Media, Inc.|accessdate=June 02, 2013|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20040818104154/http://www.soapoperadigest.com/emmys/winners1986/|archivedate=August 18, 2004}}
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series Cagney & Lacey url=http://www.emmys.com/celebrities/peggy-mccay|title=Peggy McCay at the Emmys|work=National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences|publisher=emmy.com|accessdate=June 02, 2013|date=}}
1987 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Days of our Lives title=1987 Emmy Winners & Nominees|url=http://www.soapoperadigest.com/emmys/winners1987/index.html|work=Soap Opera Digest|publisher=American Media, Inc.|accessdate=June 02, 2013|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20040818230126/http://www.soapoperadigest.com/emmys/winners1987/index.html|archivedate=August 18, 2004}}
1991 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series The Trials of Rosie O'Neill
1993 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special Woman on the Run: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story url=http://www.emmys.com/nominations/1993/OUTSTANDING%20SUPPORTING%20ACTRESS%20IN%20A%20MINISERIES%20OR%20SPECIAL|title=Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special 1993|work=National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences|publisher=emmy.com|accessdate=June 02, 2013|date=}}
1994 Gemini Awards for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role title=Event: Gemini Awards (1994)|url=http://www.imdb.com/event/ev0000272/1994|publisher=Internet Movie Database|accessdate=June 02, 2012|date=}}
2013 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Days of our Lives url=http://emmyonline.org/mediacenter/daytime_40th_nominations.html|title=The 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations|work=National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences|publisher=emmyonline.org|accessdate=June 02, 2013|date=May 1, 2013}}

Biography

The Manhattan-born McCay was the only child of Michael, a construction company owner who specialized in building schools, and his wife, Cathryn (or Catherine) McCay. She attended St. Walburga's Convent School and Barnard College, graduating from the latter in June 1949. After graduation, she joined impresaria Margo Jones's Texas-based theatre company and graduated to repertory, where she essayed numerous roles. She also studied with Lee Strasberg in New York, later helping to set up Strasberg's West Coast studio. One of her first off-Broadway roles was in a production of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, opposite Franchot Tone; To access the next page, drag the image down a bit and to the left. they reprised their roles in the 1957 film version of the play.Tallmer, Jerry (1958-04-23). "Movies: Uncle Vanya". The Village Voice: p. and . Retrieved 2012-12-11.Peggy McCay clippings file at the New York Library for the Performing Arts, 3rd floor, Lincoln Center

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