Monday, May 12, 2014

Peggy O'Shea Dead at 91

Writer Peggy O'Shea died on May 1 in Los Angeles of complications following a stroke. She was 91.

She was born Mary Margaret O'Shea on October 3, 1922 in Niagara Falls, New York, the fourth child of Thomas and Francis O'Shea.

She initially broke into TV with her ex-husband, Lou Shaw, on a range of other including Dr. Kildare, Ben Casey and Have Gun Will Travel.

O'Shea served as head writer for daytime soap operas One Life to Live (1979-1983, 1984-1987) and Capitol (1983-84, replaced by Henry Slesar). She also wrote for primetime serial Peyton Place.

She won a WGA Award and a Daytime Emmy Award for her work on One Life to Live. She was nominated for four WGA Awards and five Daytime Emmys in total.

O'Shea lived in New York for years during her tenure at One Life to Live, but her heart was always in Los Angeles.

O'Shea is survived by Survived by son Christopher Shaw, grandchildren Ari, Emma, Caius, and Courtenay and daughter-in law, Danika.


  1. This picture is Marco and Edwina's wedding in 1980....where can I find and see this episode??? Thank you!!

    1. There's a bit of it shown during the 1981 Daytime Emmy Awards when they presented Outstanding Writing. You can find that clip at here: Remember when the Daytime Emmys actually showed clips of the nominees work?

    2. Thank you very much!!!! In fact, this wedding was my first soap wedding. On 8th Sept 1980, Marco and Katrina were about to marry but marco confessed the truth and he went to prison...some time later, they finally deciced to marry again...and this clip belongs to this second wedding where they deciced to wear the same wedding clothes....Thank you!!1