Yvonne DeCarlo died on 08 Jan 2007. She was born Margaret Yvonne Middleton on 01 Sep 1922 in Vancouver, British Columbia, although the exact date of her date of birth is the subject of some speculation. Through her life, Margaret usually went by the name of Peggy. Peggy’s father left in 1925, and when she was 15 years old, her mother brought her to Hollywood.
For a stage name, Peggy took her own middle name and her mother’s middle name to become Yvonne DeCarlo. A beautiful young woman, Peggy began a successful career in motion pictures; one of her most important roles was as the wife of Moses in the film The Ten Commandments.
The role for which she is best known, however, was as Lily Munster on the television show The Munsters.
Peggy was born too late to be listed on the currently available Canadian Census Records, and she arrived in the United States too late to be listed on the currently available United States Census Records. However, genealogical information about Peggy Yvonne Middleton is readily available on the internet, such as this clipping about her marriage to Robert Morgan.
Yvonne DeCarlo’s Marriage to Robert Morgan
SOURCE: “Yvonne DeCarlo Weds”. Dallas Morning News. November 22, 1955. Page 16. http://www.GenealogyBank.com.
The greatest source of records about Peggy on Ancestry.com is the Immigration Records, since she traveled frequently. Being a Canadian Citizen, she had to register as an alien each time she entered the United States. Peggy frequently traveled with Constance MacKenzie.
Passenger Manifest from Mallorca to New York 1951
Based on this manifest, Peggy was born in 1924 and Constance was born in 1901. This manifest shows that the two women sailed in First Class on the S.S. Independence from Mallorca. Constance traveled with 5 pieces of luggage. Peggy traveled with 8 pieces of luggage. I don’t even own 8 pieces of luggage.
Passenger Manifest from Southampton to New York 1952
Based on this manifest, Peggy and Constance have both become younger. Although this manifest was prepared a year after the previous manifest, both Peggy and Constance have become a year younger. Based on this information, Peggy was born in 1926, and Constance was born in 1903. This time, the two women traveled First Class on the S.S. United States from Southampton. Constance traveled with 4 pieces of luggage and Peggy with 8.
By examining the immigration records at Ancestry.com, one can follow Peggy around the world in the 1940s and 1950s. While most of our ancestors left behind only one passenger manifest, Peggy left dozens.