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Nathan, Peggy

Post by Johan Melle » 25/04/2021, 1:03

Peggy Nathan in "Duello nel mondo" (1966)
Peggy Nathan was an actress who was active in Italian cinema at least throughout the 1960s. She mostly appeared in small yet notable bit parts, quite often as elderly British or American ladies.

Her real name was Dorothy Whiting and she was Australian. Peggy was her nickname and Nathan was her husband's surname.[1]

I've discovered a few undocumented roles for Peggy and I'm sure there are quite a few more out there to be discovered too.

1. Informations kindly personally provided by her granddaughter Cristina Burdett, on July 25, 2021.

Filmography
1951
  1. Three Steps North / Tre passi a nord .... Mrs. Day (credited as "Peggy Doro")

    1960
  2. Era notte a Roma .... Augusto Antoniani's American grandmother (uncredited)

    1961
  3. Don Camillo monsignore... ma non troppo .... English committee member (uncredited)

    1963
  4. La ragazza che sapeva troppo .... Ethel Wignal Bartocci (uncredited)

    1966
  5. After the Fox / Caccia alla volpe .... Bingo player (uncredited)
  6. Delitto quasi perfetto .... Colonel Robson's housekeeper (credited)
  7. Duello nel mondo .... Mrs. McMurray (uncredited)

    1967
  8. 10,000 dollari per un massacro .... Ms. Gardner, the shopkeeper (credited)

    1968
  9. Candy .... Miss Quinby (credited)
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Post by Johan Melle » 25/04/2021, 1:05

The earliest role I've found for Peggy is in Roberto Rossellini's Era notte a Roma (1960) as Augusto Antoniani's American grandmother
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Don Camillo monsignore... ma non troppo (1961) as English committee member
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Post by Johan Melle » 25/04/2021, 1:10

In Mario Bava's famous giallo La ragazza che sapeva troppo (1963) as Ethel Wignal Bartocci, the ill-fated aunt of the film's protagonist, Leticia Roman

This part, which is a little bit larger in the significantly different American version than it is in the original Italian one, is probably Peggy's most famous role. Unfortunately, every single source I've encountered erroneously attributes the role to a certain Chana Coubert.
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After the Fox (Caccia alla volpe) (1966) as Bingo player
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Delitto quasi perfetto (1966) credited, as Colonel Robson's houskeeper

Peggy only has one brief scene before being found murdered a little later.
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Post by Johan Melle » 25/04/2021, 1:15

Duello nel mondo (1966) as Mrs. McMurray
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10,000 dollari per un massacro (1967) credited, as Ms. Gardner, the shopkeeper
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Candy (1968) credited but barely seen, as Miss Quinby
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Post by Johan Melle » 02/01/2022, 0:35

Three Steps North (Tre passi a nord) (1951) credited as "Peggy Doro" in the American version, as Mrs. Day.

Peggy's earliest role by nine years comes in this American-Italian crime film in which she appears in one scene together with the American star Lloyd Bridges. Interestingly, the cast list on ANICA credits not only Peggy Doro, but also a certain Dorothy Nathan. As we know that Dorothy was Peggy's real name it would be interesting to see how she is credited in the Italian version.
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