Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady on Days of Our Lives)

Current Character: Caroline Brady

Birthday: 1930-11-03

Birthplace: Born in New York, New York


Peggy McCay spends much of her free time helping several organizations; PETA, the Fund for Animals, Last Chance for Animals, and Defenders of Animals.

Peggy McCay has a career spanning over fifty years in daytime television and movies. She graduated from Barnard College at Columbia University before accepting her first major role as the heroine 'Vanessa Dale' on the soap opera Love of Life. The show premiered in 1951 and made McCay an overnight star. After four years of working five days a week on the series, she left in 1955 to pursue other options.

She played in four feature films in the late 1950s before landing a lead role in the television sitcom Room for One More in 1962, playing the role of Anna Perrott Rose, who originally wrote a memoir on her family life. McCay returned to soap operas in 1964 as one of the leads in ABC's sudser The Young Marrieds. After the show went off the air in 1966, she started work on General Hospital, playing the role of Iris Fairchild until 1970. In the 1970s, McCay played parts in miniseries such as Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years and How the West Was Won. She also played a major role in the movie and television series The Lazarus Syndrome.

Today, McCay is best known for her role as Caroline Brady on the soap Days of our Lives in which she first appeared in 1982.

Career Highlights

Days of our Lives - Caroline Brady #2 (1982-1983, 1985-2003, 2004 Present)
General Hospital - Iris Fairchild (1967-1970)

Awards & Acclaim

Daytime Emmy Awards Nominee - Outstanding Lead Actress (1986, 2013, 2015)
Daytime Emmy Awards Nominee - Outstanding Supporting Actress (1987)


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