Peggy Wood

American actress of stage, film and television (1892-1978)

Mary Margaret Wood (also known as Peggy Wood; February 9, 1892 – March 18, 1978) was an American actress. She acted mostly in stage plays, but was also in some television series and movies. She played Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music in 1965. She also played Marta Hansen in the television series Mama between 1949 and 1957.

Wood in 1918

Wood was born in Brooklyn, New York City. She died in Stamford, Connecticut following a stroke at eighty-six.