Vale: Peggy McCay

Veteran US actress Peggy McCay, who spent more than 30 years on Days of our Lives, has died, aged 90.

She died of natural causes according to co-star Deidre Hall, who plays Marlena Evans.

“Our dearest Peggy McCay has left us,” Hall wrote on Facebook. “She was a friend, an activist and a real scrapper! I remember meeting her at the bedside of a dear, very ill friend. I backed her up as she ferociously took on doctors and nurses to make sure he had the very best care. She fought that hard for all her causes. Passionate and tireless. And how she loved being Caroline!”

McCay joined Days of Our Lives in 1983 as Brady and made her last appearance in August 2016. She was nominated for outstanding lead actress at the Daytime Emmys in 1986, 1987, 2013, 2015 and 2016.

Other TV credits included Maverick, 77 Sunset Strip, Surfside 6, General Hospital Perry Mason, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Gunsmoke, Barnaby Jones, Archie Bunker’s Place, St. Elsewhere, Cagney & Lacey and Cold Case.

Days of our Lives airs in Australia on Arena.

Source: Hollywood Reporter


  1. She also starred in a 1950s soap called Love of Life, which means she’s had work in soaps (as well as prime time) for seven decades. RIP Peggy xx

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.