Joanna Moore, one of the most experienced American actresses with a bittersweet career, played the role of Peggy “Peg” McMillian in the Andy Griffith Show for a brief period between 1962 and 1963. This was considered to be one of her most highly celebrated roles in the entertainment industry, even though she appeared in just four episodes.
The actress had a record of starring in more than 80 projects during the peak of her career, which later came tumbling down due to her drug abuse. She played iconic roles in projects like ‘Bewitched’, ‘Perry Mason’, ‘Alfred Hitchcock’, ‘The Real McCoys’ and ‘The Fugitive’.
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Moore faced one of her first speed bumps in the 1960s, after getting diagnosed with otosclerosis which resulted in her losing the ability to hear. The disease is caused due to an excessive collection of calcium in the ear. Before getting surgically treated for the ailment in 1962, she reportedly had to read lips to comprehend what people were saying.
Moore made her final onscreen appearance in 1986 and died of lung cancer in 1997.