Peggy Lloyd Bio, Wiki
Peggy Lloyd (formerly Craven born Margaret Hirsdansky was an American stage actress and television director known for her work in the Broadway theater best known for being the wife of Norman Lloyd, an American actor, producer, and director with a career in entertainment spanning nearly a century. He worked in every major facet of the industry including theatre, radio, television, and film, with a career that started in 1923. His last film, Trainwreck, was released in 2015 after Lloyd had attained 100 years of age. Lloyd died during his sleep at the age of 106 on the morning of May 11, 2021, at his home in Los Angeles.
Peggy on the other hand, died on August 30, 2011, at the age of 98. The couple had two children, one of whom is an actress, Josie Lloyd.
Peggy Lloyd & Norman Lloyd
Lloyd met her future husband, actor Norman Lloyd, while they were co-starring in the play Crime, which was directed by Elia Kazan. The couple married on June 29, 1936, and remained together until her death, 75 years later on August 30, 2011. They became known for their joint appearances in the Federal Theatre Project, which was run by the Works Progress Administration, early in their marriage during the 1930s.
In 1937, Lloyd starred in the Broadway production of Having Wonderful Time with John Garfield. She also appeared in a Broadway production of Romeo and Juliet, directed by Katharine Cornell.
Norman Lloyd joined Orson Welles’s theater company, the Mercury Theatre, became a close associate of director Alfred Hitchcock and directed many of Hitchcock’s television specials and series episodes.
Norman Lloyd Death & Cause
Norman Lloyd died on May 10th, 2021 in his sleep at his Los Angeles home. He was 106. A family friend confirmed the news to Deadline. His friend, producer Dean Hargrove, confirmed his death and said “His third act was really the best time of his life,” referring to the many historical Hollywood retrospectives and events Lloyd had participated in over the past few decades. Lloyd often said his secret to his long and mostly illness-free life was “avoiding disagreeable people,” Hargrove recounted.
Lloyd was hand-picked by Alfred Hitchcock to play the title character and villain in 1942’s “Saboteur,” and it was his character who tumbled to his death from the top of the Statue of Liberty in the pic’s iconic conclusion.
We're saddened to hear about the passing of legendary actor, director and producer Norman Lloyd. Over the years, he graciously spent time with us and fans sharing stories about his life and career.
Thank you for your performances, the memories and the laughter. pic.twitter.com/SB2cN5PuJ6
— TCM (@tcm) May 11, 2021