Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Actress Peggy Miller

Peggy Miller was a frequent character actress in many radio shows. She had many of these roles in Dragnet (The TV version too), often playing a lady whose purse had been stolen or perhaps as someone who wrote bad checks.

But she also (and here's where the dum-de-dum-dum comes in) played Joe Friday's elderly mother! And I'll bet that you - like me - always thought of the actress playing her as a very old lady!

I think finding out who-is-who is part of the fun of researching old radio. (By the way, I haven't given up on OTR People or any of the other sites, I just need a rest for a bit; I was working too hard!)


  1. Peggy Miller reflects why radio was a great form of entertainment. You could play all kinds of roles that could not have been done on tv.

  2. Bravo. Great point. (Beulah comes to mind...)


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