Diana Serra Cary

Diana Serra Cary (born Peggy-Jean Montgomery; October 26, 1918), known as Baby Peggy, is an American silent movie actress, author, and historian. Cary is one of the last surviving actors from the silent movie area. She retired in 1938. She now writes books about her career.

Cary was born on October 26, 1918 in Merced, California.[1] She studied at Lawlor Professional School and at Fairfax High School. She was raised in San Diego, California. Cary was married to Gordon Ayres from 1938 until they divorced in 1948. Then she was married to Bob Cary from 1954 until his death in 2001. She has one son, Mark Cary.


  1. "Hollywood History: Child Star Baby Peggy at UC Merced Jan. 24" January 17, 2007. University News, University of California, Merced. Retrieved 4 Dec 2012.

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