Doreen Montgomery

Active - 1938 - 1957  |   Born - Jan 1, 1916   |   Died - Jan 1, 1992   |   Genres - Drama, Mystery, Crime, Romance, Comedy

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Biography by Hal Erickson

English screenwriter Doreen Montgomery began contributing to films with 1938's The Mean Mr. Penny. Exhibiting a preference for melodrama, Montgomery worked on such mood pieces as Dead Men Tell No Tales, At the Villa Roses (1939), and The Man in Grey (1947). She left films in 1954 in favor of TV work. Doreen Montgomery has earned a special niche in pop-culture history via her creation of the character of Emma Peel for the TV actioner The Avengers (1964-1968).

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