Peggy Fears
American actor
Peggy Fears
Peggy Fears was an American actress, who appeared in Broadway musical comedies during the 1920s and 1930s before becoming a Broadway producer.
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Seks i skandal - Newsweek Polska
Google News - over 5 years
Peggy Fears). I choć jej kariera aktorska zakończyła się z erą filmu niemego, do dziś pośród znawców Hollywood to właśnie Brooks – a nie Garbo czy Dietrich – uznawana jest za ikonę szyku, stylu i glamour lat 20. i 30. Gdy Liza Minnelli przygotowywała
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UP CLOSE; Guardian of the Pines
NYTimes - over 5 years
ANDREW KIRTZMAN was there alongside Rudolph W. Giuliani, marching through the dust-clogged streets of Lower Manhattan after the World Trade Center collapsed. He was there alongside Michael R. Bloomberg, hunkered down in City Hall during the 2003 blackout. He was there alongside David Dinkins, on a good-will tour of Tel Aviv after the Crown Heights
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Guardian of the Pines - New York Times
Google News - over 5 years
The original complex, which included a yacht club and hotel, was built in the 1950s by Peggy Fears, a former Ziegfeld girl. In 1966, she sold the properties to John B. Whyte, a male model, who whipped up a disco frenzy in the Pines as it became a
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John B. Whyte, 75, Model And Fire Island Developer
NYTimes - almost 13 years
John B. Whyte, a former magazine model whose shrewd real estate investments and innate sense of style made him an arbiter of the social scene in Fire Island Pines, N.Y., one of the largest gay vacation communities on the East Coast, died on March 22 at his home in Dana Point, Calif. He was 75. The cause was prostate cancer, said his brother,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Peggy Fears
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1994
    Age 90
    Fears died August 24, 1994 at the age of 91 in La Crescenta-Montrose, California.
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  • 1966
    Age 62
    In 1966 she sold out her interest to John B. Whyte.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1959
    Age 55
    In 1959, she paid off the last of her debt on her property.
    More Details Hide Details It was then valued at $350,000. While a resident of Fire Island, she had a stormy romantic relationship with Tedi Thurman, famed in the 1950s as the sexy voice of Miss Monitor on NBC's Monitor. Thurman was interviewed about her life with Fears for Crayton Robey's documentary film, When Ocean Meets Sky (2003), which features Sara Ramirez as the voice of Peggy Fears.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1938
    Age 34
    In 1938, her mother was found dead from gas asphyxiation.
    More Details Hide Details Fears built Fire Island Pines, New York's original Yacht Club. Part of the construction was a cinderblock hotel which still stands today. She invested $10,000 and bought an inlet on Great South Bay.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1927
    Age 23
    On June 19, 1927, she married Alfred Cleveland Blumenthal.
    More Details Hide Details As Broadway producers during the early 1930s, they co-produced Music in the Air, written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II. The show had a run of 342 performances in 1932-33. Blumenthal earned $15 million during the first three years of their marriage. Fears purchased five Rolls-Royce autos and a $65,000 chinchilla coat, retaining only $300 in her bank account. The couple fought and split up. Eventually, they reunited and renewed their vows during three different marriage ceremonies. In 1950 Fears and Blumenthal separated permanently. Fears entertained in night clubs, and Blumenthal lived in Mexico. Although she had been married, Fears is described by those who knew her as being bisexual or lesbian, primarily preferring the company of women in her private life. According to actress Louise Brooks, she and Fears were involved with one another, but Brooks never allowed herself to let the affair develop into a serious relationship.
  • 1925
    Age 21
    Fears performed in ten Broadway productions, including the Ziegfeld Follies of 1925.
    More Details Hide Details In Ziegfeld's No Foolin (1926) she appeared with Edna Leedom and the Yacht Club Boys plus a chorus line with Paulette Goddard, Susan Fleming, Clare Luce and Baby Vogt. By 1932, with Child of Manhattan (written by Preston Sturges), Fears became a Broadway producer. Her only motion picture appearance is the role of Gaby Aimee in The Lottery Lover (1935). In 1971, Louise Brooks, a former lover to Fears by her own account, wrote for Sight & Sound about meeting Peggy Fears and W.C. Fields in 1925:
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1903
    Born
    Born on June 1, 1903.
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