Broadway and Stock Actress Peggy Converse Dead at 95

News   Broadway and Stock Actress Peggy Converse Dead at 95 Peggy Converse, an actress who appeared on Broadway and throughout North America in stock and touring productions, died March 2 in her Los Angeles home, The New York Times reported.

Peggy Converse, an actress who appeared on Broadway and throughout North America in stock and touring productions, died March 2 in her Los Angeles home, The New York Times reported.

Ms. Converse was 95. Her work on Broadway included Infernal Machine and Comedy of Good and Evil, but she appeared more often on regional stages in contemporary and classic works. The Times reported that the Oregon City, OR, native worked in every major city in the United States and Canada, on 1,000 stages. She was a graduate of Stanford University.

On national tour, she appeared with her husband, Don Porter, in Any Wednesday, The Best Man and Love and Kisses. Mr. Porter, her second husband, died in 1997.

Film appearances include "Father is a Bachelor," "The Accidental Tourist" and "Miss Sadie Thompson." She was also a TV actress seen on "Perry Mason," "General Hospital," "Days of Our Lives" and many other shows.

She is survived by her actress-singer daughter, Melissa Converse, son Don Porter Jr., three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. — By Kenneth Jones