Norma Varden

  1. Peggy Wood, The Sound of Music, 1964.    The classical pianist turned actress from London – and often  straight  man for Lucille Ball or Jack Benny – won the role of the Mother Superior.  Then, the suits changed minds and Wood was deemed  superior to Varden  – and she became the lowly Frau Schmidt, housekeeper for Christopher Plaummer and  all his Von Trapp kids. 

 Birth year: 1898Death year: 1989Other name: Casting Calls:  1