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Cynthia Pepper

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Birth nameCynthia Anne Culpepper
Birth dateSeptember 4, 1940(age 76)
Place of birthHollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
ResidenceLas Vegas, Nevada
OccupationActress (Margie Clayton on ABC's Margie)

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Cynthia Pepper (born September 4, 1940) is a blonde American actress whose principal work was accomplished during the early 1960s. Born Cynthia Anne Culpepper in Hollywood, California, she was the daughter of entertainer Jack Pepper (Edward Jackson Culpepper, 1902 1979), and Pepper's second wife, Dawn. Cynthia Pepper is retired from television and film, but still makes personal appearances arranged through her website.

In 1960, Pepper appeared three episodes of two ABC detective series, ‘’Bourbon Street Beat’’, with Andrew Duggan and Richard Long, and ‘’77 Sunset Strip’’ with Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Roger Smith, and Edd Byrnes.

In 1960-1961, she was cast as next-door teenager Jean Pearson, the romantic interest of young Mike Douglas, played by Tim Considine, in Fred MacMurray’s long-running My Three Sons. The next year, Pepper starred in her own 26-week series, Margie in the role of the Roaring Twenties teenager Margie Clayton. Pepper was actually twenty-one at the time Margie went on the air. Margie followed My Three Sons on the ABC Thursday night schedule. Her costars on Margie included Penny Parker as her friend Maybelle Jackson and Tommy Ivo as boyfriend Haywood Botts. Character actor Dave Willock played her father, Harvey Clayton. Wesley Marie Tackitt portrayed her mother, Nora Clayton.

On February 2, 1962, just weeks before Margie ended its run, Pepper appeared as herself on the program Here's Hollywood with hostess Helen O'Connell. The program interviewed celebrities, often at their homes.

After Margie, Pepper appeared in 1964 as PFC Midge Riley with Elvis Presley in the film Kissin' Cousins. In 2002-2003, she appeared in television documentaries about Presley’s life and recalled her own experiences with him.

In 1964, Pepper returned to My Three Sons for a final guest appearance. The story line had her returning to fictitious Bryant Park and hoping to see Mike Douglas one more time only to learn he is engaged to Sally Ann Morrison. Thereafter, her roles were limited to guest appearances on such series as The Addams Family with John Astin, Julia with Diahann Carroll and Lloyd Nolan, The Flying Nun with Sally Field, and the short-lived The Jimmy Stewart Show in 1972.

Pepper resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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