Born 1907 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, American actress Peggy Shannon began her career as a Ziegfeld girl in 1923 before moving on to Broadway productions.
Shannon was signed to Paramount Pictures and groomed to replace Clara Bow as the newest “It girl”, whom she replaced in the 1931 film, The Secret Call. Her growing dependency on alcohol eventually derailed her career.
Shannon appeared in her final film Triple Justice in 1940. In May 1941, she died at the age of 34 from a heart attack, brought on by alcoholism. Her husband Albert G. Roberts shot himself three weeks after her death.
Take a look at these glamorous photos to see the beauty of Peggy Shannon in the 1920s and 1930s.