Peggy Converse

Character actress Peggy Converse, whose career included films, TV and the stage, died March 2 of natural causes at her home in Los Angeles. She was 95.

Converse, who frequently co-starred with her late husband, Don Porter, began her career at age 16 onstage in Los Angeles. A graduate of Stanford U., she appeared in such Broadway productions as the “Infernal Machine,” “Miss Quis” and “The Comedy of Good and Evil.”

Film credits included “Father Is a Bachelor,” “Miss Sadie Thompson,” “The Girl of the Limberlust,” “The Devil’s Henchman” and “The Accidental Tourist.”

On the small screen she guested on numerous shows including “Perry Mason,” “The Young and the Restless,” “General Hospital” “Days of Our Lives.”

She worked with her husband in national touring productions of “Any Wednesday,” “The Best Man” and “Love and Kisses.”

She is survived by her daughter, actress-singer Melissa Converse; a son, Don Porter, Jr.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Donations in her name may be made to Planned Parenthood, 1920 Marengo St., Los Angeles, CA 90033; Keep the Sespe Wild, P.O. Box 715, Ojai, CA 93024; and StarCross Community, 34500 Annapolis Road, Annapolis, CA 95412.

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