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Maggie Peterson, ‘Andy Griffith Present’s Charlene, Lifeless at 81


Maggie Peterson, an actress who appeared on The Andy Griffith Present, has died. She was 81. Peterson’s dying was introduced on Fb Monday, the place her household shared that she had died in her sleep at house in Colorado on Sunday (Might 15).

“It’s with nice sorrow that we report that our pricey Aunt Maggie died yesterday afternoon,” her household wrote, including, “Maggie’s well being took a flip for the more serious after the dying of her husband Gus [Mancuso] and we’re relieved that we have been capable of transfer her house to be near household for her final days.” Additionally they shared that they’d maintain “a non-public service” in her reminiscence within the coming weeks.

Peterson was finest recognized for her position as Charlene Darling on The Andy Griffith Present, though her profession spanned far past her five-year stint on the ’60s hit. Previous to enjoying Charlene in six episodes of the present, Peterson additionally starred on The Invoice Dana Present and Gomer Pyle: USMC.

Peterson started her profession within the ’50s, when she was seen by Griffith’s supervisor, Dick Linke, whereas performing with the Ja-Da Quartet, in response to Deadline. Peterson additionally sang on The Andy Griffith Present.

She went on to look in Angel in My Pocket, The Queen and I and The Over-the-Hill Gang. Within the ’70s, she starred in Love, American Fashion, Inexperienced Acres, Mayberry R.F.D., The Odd Couple, Odd Man Out, Pleasure Palace, Stark and Return to Mayberry. Her remaining TV credit score is listed on IMDb as 1987’s The Magical World of Disney.

After a decades-long profession in movie and tv, Peterson retired from appearing within the ’80s and started working for the Nevada Movie Fee, in response to The Hollywood Reporter. Her IMDb lists her work in location administration on movies like On line casino, Mars Assaults!, Cash Play$ and Pay It Ahead.

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