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Peggy McCay is an American actress whose career began in 1949, and includes soap operas, television, and feature films. She is best known for playing Caroline Brady, a role she originated and has played since February 1983 on the long-running NBC drama, Days of our Lives.
McCay accepted her first major role as the heroine Vanessa Dale on the soap opera Love of Life, which premiered in 1951. After four years, she left in 1955 to pursue other options. She was soon cast in an episode of the CBS anthology series, Appointment with Adventure. She appeared in four feature films in the late 1950s before landing a lead role, along with Andrew Duggan, in 1962 in the ABC television series Room for One More as Anna Perrott Rose, who had written a memoir about her family life as a foster mother.
In 1962, McCay starred in the feature film, Lad, A Dog. On February 4, 1963, she appeared as Sheriff Taylor's old girlfriend Sharon DeSpain in the "Class Reunion" episode of The Andy Griffith Show. On April 9, 1963, McCay appeared in the episode "Broken Honor" of NBC's Laramie western series, She and Rod Cameron portray Martha and Roy Halloran, a farm couple who stumbles upon $30,000 in money found inside a strong box on their property. The loot had been seized by bandits in a stagecoach heist and hidden away for later retrieval. Roy, who is bound to a wheelchair, insists on keeping the money until Jess Harper, played by series regular Robert Fuller, arrives at their farm amid grave danger to all from the bandits.
On Monday, June 18, 1956, McCay attended the first annual Village Voice Off-Broadway Theatre Awards ceremony, where she and two of her Uncle Vanya cast mates would make a bit of New York theater history by becoming the first ever Obie-winners in their respective categories - McCabe for Best Supporting Actress, Gerald Hiken for at Best Supporting Actor, and, for Best Actor, George Voskovec (who shared the honor with Jason Robards, Jr., for his portrayal of Hickey in The Iceman Cometh).