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Margaret L. "Peg" Murray (February 14, 1924 – November 29, 2020) was an American actress of stage 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 "Fräulein Kost" in the original Broadway production of Cabaret (1966). She understudied the role of "Fräulein 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]

Personal life

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

Murray died in November 2020 at the age of 96.[5]

Stage productions


  1. ^ "CM's Guide to Case Western Reserve University". 18 August 2016.
  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 at IMDb
  5. ^ From Broadway to Southold, Peg Murray inspired a love of performance and connection