Peggy McCay
Peggy McCay
Peggy McCay played the part of angry wife Louise Kerr in the series' pilot episode, "All You Need Is Love".
General Actor Information
Gender: Female
Birth name: Margaret Ann McCay
Born: (1927-11-03)November 3, 1927[1]
Birthplace New York City, New York, U.S.
Died October 7, 2018(2018-10-07) (aged 90)
Death Location Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active: 1949–2016
Appearances/Series information
Appeared on: Night Court
appeared in:
"All You Need Is Love" (Series pilot)
Appears as: Lousie Kerr
Peggy McCay (born November 3, 1927– died October 7, 2018),[1]) played the part of Lousie Kerr, a woman who was brought into court for allegedly shooting a pistol at her husband Phil, after she caught him in bed with a hooker in the Night Court series pilot, "All You Need Is Love".


A long-time veteran actress with a career lasting over 55 years in film and television, Peggy, qho was born and raised in New York City, has acted in numerous productions, as she is best known for playing the roles of Vanessa Dale on the CBS soap opera Love of Life (a role she played from 1951–55), and Caroline Brady, a role she originated in February 1983 on the long-running NBC daytime soap opera series Days of our Lives.

She also played the part of Sharon DeSpain in an episode of The Andy Griffith Show titled "Class Reunion" in the serie's third season.

She may be best known for her role as matriarch Caroline Brady on Days of Our Lives. McCay first appeared on the program in February 1983. After signing a long-term contract in 1985, she played the character of Caroline on a regular basis for over thirty years. Her final appearance in the role was aired August 24, 2016.


McCay died on October 7, 2018 from natural causes at her home in the Los Angeles area.[2][3][4] She never married or had children, and left no immediate survivors.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1930 U.S. census indicates she was born in 1927, giving her age in April 1930 as 2½
  2. Fix, Christine (October 9, 2018). Days' Peggy McCay Dead at 90. SheKnows Media. Retrieved on October 9, 2018.
  3. 'Days of Our Lives' star Peggy McCay dead at 90, co-stars react to her death. Retrieved on October 19, 2018.
  4. Sorace, Stephen (October 11, 2018). Peggy McCay, ‘Days of Our Lives’ star, dead at 90. Retrieved on October 19, 2018.
  5. Fix, Christine (October 9, 2018). Days' Peggy McCay Dead at 90. SheKnows Media. Retrieved on October 9, 2018.

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