Early life[ edit ] On the evening of August 31 that year , three days after her own birthday, Marie was having five-minute contractions. She was taken to the public ward of St. Paul's Hospital, where she went through a difficult labor. I was born the following morning amid the tumult of the season's worst thunderstorm. Marie's doctor hadn't arrived, and the delivery was made by a pair of floor nurses.
Al Lewis , a showbiz veteran since the days of vaudeville, had the exact same reaction. Margaret because my mother was very fond of one of the derivatives of the name. She was fascinated at the time by the movie star Baby Peggy and I suppose she wanted a Baby Peggy of her own. Yvonne De Carlo was raised by a single mother who dreamed of stardom and puritanical grandparents. Her father, a handsome, charismatic con man, ran from the law when Peggy was 3 and never returned. Peggy, however, always wanted to be a singer and was blessed with a strong voice and a lively personality, both of which would serve her well throughout her life.
Named so because her mother loved the nickname Peggy. Early in her acting career, she decided to change her name, combining her middle name and her Mother's maiden name, giving us Yvonne De Carlo. However, Yvonne had previously, a long standing career as a well established actress. She would no longer be in the rut of a minor film actress and became one of the popular sex symbols of the s.
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