Peggy Hopkins Joyce

Peggy Hopkins Joyce

Born May 26, 1893

Peggy Hopkins Joyce was an American actress and celebrity, famed as much for her several marriages to wealthy men, colorful divorces, scandalous affairs, her diamonds and generally lavish lifestyle as for her work on stage or screen.

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1893 Birth Born on May 26, 1893.


1917 24 Years Old She debuted on the Broadway stage in 1917 in the Ziegfeld Follies, following this up with an appearance in the Shuberts' "A Sleepless Night." … Read More
1920 27 Years Old In the spring of 1920, the newly-married Mrs. Joyce drew attention for a $1 million shopping spree over the course of a week's time.
1922 29 Years Old 1 More Event
By 1922, Joyce's romantic escapades had made her one of the most written-about women in the American press. … Read More


1923 30 Years Old Joyce caused a sensation in the 1923 installment of the annual Earl Carroll's Vanities.
1924 31 Years Old She made her film debut in 1924's "The Skyrocket," which provoked the Wisconsin state legislature into introducing a bill that would allow for the censorship of all movies entering the state; in any event, the film was a box office failure.
1930 37 Years Old In 1930, Joyce released a ghostwritten tell-all book reputedly taken from her steamy diary entries. "Men, Marriage and Me" advised, "True love was a heavy diamond bracelet, preferably one that arrived with its price tag intact."


1933 40 Years Old In 1933, she played herself in the ramshackle film, International House, which contained some good-natured joshing about Joyce's love life. … Read More


1957 64 Years Old Peggy Hopkins Joyce died in New York City in 1957 of throat cancer, aged 64. … Read More
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