Diana Serra Cary Net Worth

Diana Serra Cary Net Worth is
$2 Million

Diana Serra Cary Biography

She became an advocate for kid actors’ rights. In 2012 Turner Classic Films provided the documentary Baby Peggy: The Elephant in the area. She is known to be among the three main American child superstars in the Hollywood silent film period. She starred in a lot more than 150 shorts for Hundred years Studios between 1921 and 1923. She was known as “The Million Dollar Baby” to make $1.5 million dollars a year. In 1922 she received greater than a million enthusiast letters. After her performing profession Peggy became an writer and a silent film historian using her true name. After producing all that cash she was poor and proved helpful as a supplementary in the 1930s.Baby Peggy Net Value: Baby Peggy can be an American celebrity who includes a net value of $2 million. Her last acting function came as a supplementary in the 1938 film Having Wonderful Period. Cary provides authored seven books. Hundred years Studios burned down in 1926 and several of the infant Peggy films didn’t survive. On her behalf 90th birthday she was honored at the Edison Theatre in Niles, California. Diana Serra Cary was created Diana Serra Cary in Merced, California in October 1918. She was wedded to Robert Cary who passed on in 2001 and the couple had one boy together.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameDiana Serra Cary
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 29, 1918
EducationFairfax High School
SpouseBob Carey, Gordon Ayres
ChildrenMark Carey
ParentsMarian Montgomery, Jack Montgomery
SiblingsJack-Louise Montgomery
MoviesEight Girls in a Boat, Hollywood on Parade, Helen's Babies, The Family Secret, Captain January

Interesting Facts

1 Has had a long association with the historic Vista Theater in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. As a four-year-old, she participated in the theater's opening ceremony in 1923. It has been refurbished and reopened twice, and Peggy appeared at both re-openings. In 2003, during the Silverlake Silent Film Festival, Peggy's handprints were made (Chinese Theater-style) in the entrance of the theater.
2 Honored at a 90th Birthday Bash at the Edison Theatre in Niles, California; on Saturday 8 November 2008, two of her features, Helen's Babies (1924) and Captain January (1924), along with several of her short comedies, were shown, each of them introduced by Baby Peggy. The next day, on Sunday afternoon 9 November 2008, a Q&A session with author David Stenn completed the celebration. [November 2008]
3 Writer of Hollywood history under the name Diana Serra Cary.
4 Son Mark was born in 1961. She had previously been told that she couldn't have children. She also has a granddaughter who strongly resembles her.
5 In 2012 a campaign was started to get Baby Peggy a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame via Indiegogo.
6 In 2012 a documentary on her life was released, "Baby Peggy: The Elephant in the Room".
7 Interviewed as one of 31 former child stars "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (But Don't Have Sex or Take the Car)" by Moore, Dickie (984, Harper & Row).
8 Profiled in "American Classic Screen Profiles" by John C. Tibbetts and James Welch.
9 She was named the mascot of the 1924 Democratic Convention in New York, and stood on stage waving a flag next to Franklin D. Roosevelt.
10 Has an older sister, called Louise or, occasionally, Jackie, who was legally named Jack-Louise.
11 She reportedly made at least $2 million in her early career but her parents' bad management and free spending left her in poverty. This resulted in several nervous breakdowns in her young adulthood.
12 Interviewed in "Growing Up on the Set: Interviews with 39 Former Child Actors of Classic Film and Television" by Tom Goldrup and Jim Goldrup (McFarland, 2002).
13 Birth name is sometimes erroneously reported as "Margaret Montgomery." In her autobiography, Diana Serra Cary confirms that her real name was in fact Peggy-Jean, and that the suggestion of the name Margaret was actively rejected by her parents.
14 Daughter of actor Jack Montgomery

Net Worth & Salary

Ah, Wilderness! (1935) $7 .50/wk
Eight Girls in a Boat (1934) $55 .00/wk


1 [talking about her life in Cuernavaca, Mexico, where she moved after she left Hollywood] Occasionally even here people find out that I was once a child star, but the name confuses them and they say, "So this is whatever happened to Baby Jane!"
2 I see it [her days in motion pictures] as all of a piece. It's kind of like putting a quilt together. Quilt-making is very good because everything becomes equally important and equally valid, and everything forms the core of yourself. So both the good and the bad - I always felt that was the hand life dealt, and I've tried to handle it as best I could. I don't have any rancor or any anger or anything toward anyone
  • or toward Hollywood. Even when it was happening, I realized it was
nobody's fault, but you get hurt in spite of that. But I'm very peaceful about it."




Broncho Billy and the Bandit's Secret 2015 Short The Movie Star
Having Wonderful Time 1938 Camp Guest (uncredited)
True Confession 1937 Autograph Hunter (uncredited)
Souls at Sea 1937 Minor Role (uncredited)
Girls' Dormitory 1936 Student (uncredited)
Ah, Wilderness! 1935 Schoolgirl at Graduation (uncredited)
A Girl of the Limberlost 1934 School bully (uncredited)
The Return of Chandu 1934/I Judy Allen - Party Guest [Ch. 1] (uncredited)
Eight Girls in a Boat 1934 Hortense (as Peggy Montgomery)
Off His Base 1932 Short Peggy (as Peggy Montgomery)
April Fool 1926 Irma Goodman - a Child
Helen's Babies 1924 Toddie
The Family Secret 1924 Peggy Holmes
Jack and the Beanstalk 1924/I Short
Captain January 1924 Captain January
Poor Kid 1924 Short Peggy
Stepping Some 1924 Short
The Flower Girl 1924 Short
Our Pet 1924 Short
The Law Forbids 1924 Peggy
Peg o' the Mounted 1924 Short Peg
Such Is Life 1924 Short The Little Match Girl
Hansel and Gretel 1923 Short Gretel
The Darling of New York 1923 Santussa (as Baby Peggy Montgomery)
Miles of Smiles 1923 Short The Twins (dual role)
Little Miss Hollywood 1923 Short Little Miss Hollywood
Carmen, Jr. 1923 Short Peggy
Tips 1923 Short The Hotel Bellhop
Nobody's Darling 1923 Short
Taking Orders 1923 Short
The Kid Reporter 1923 Short Peggy
Sweetie 1923 Short The Little Newspaper Vendor
Peg o' the Movies 1923 Short Peg
Little Red Riding Hood 1922/I Short Little Red Riding Hood
Fools First 1922 Little girl
The Little Rascal 1922 Short Baby Peggy
Peggy, Behave! 1922 Short Peggy
Penrod 1922 Baby Rennsdale (as Peggy Jane)
Little Miss Mischief 1922 Short Little Miss Mischief
Circus Clowns 1922 Short
The Straphanger 1922 Short The Baby (unconfirmed)
Chums 1921 Short
Fool's Paradise 1921 Child (uncredited)
Get-Rich-Quick Peggy 1921 Short
Teddy's Goat 1921 Short
A Muddy Bride 1921 Short Baby Peggy
Sea Shore Shapes 1921 Short
Brownie's Baby Doll 1921 Short
A Week Off 1921 Short
Brownie's Little Venus 1921 Short Peggy
Golfing 1921 Short
The Clean Up 1921 Short
Third Class Male 1921 Short
Pals 1921 Short
On Account 1921 Short
Playmates 1921 Short as Peggy Montgomery
The Kid's Pal 1921 Short
On with the Show 1921 Short
Her Circus Man 1921 Short


Baby Peggy, the Elephant in the Room 2012 Video documentary narration written by - as Diana Serra Cary
Hollywood's Children 1982 TV Movie documentary book "Hollywood's Children" - as Diana Serra Cary


Girl 27 2007 Documentary archive photographs - as Diana Serra Cary
Hollywood's Children 1982 TV Movie documentary consultant - as Diana Serra Cary


Baby Peggy, the Elephant in the Room 2012 Video documentary most precious thanks - as Diana Serra Cary
The Woman with the Hungry Eyes 2006 Documentary thanks


Clara Bow: Hollywood's Lost Screen Goddess 2012 TV Movie documentary Herself - Former Child Star (as Diana Serra Cary)
Baby Peggy, the Elephant in the Room 2012 Video documentary Herself (as Diana Serra Cary)
Fragments: Surviving Pieces of Lost Films 2011 TV Movie documentary Herself (as Diana Serra Cary)
The Florence Henderson Show 2008 TV Series Herself
Twinkel, twinkel, kleine ster: Herinneringen uit Hollywood 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
Girl 27 2007 Documentary Herself (as Peggy Montgomery)
Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself - Interviewee (as Diana Serra Cary)
Biography 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
Child Stars: Their Story 2000 TV Movie documentary Herself (as Diana Serra Cary)
E! Mysteries & Scandals 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
Clara Bow: Discovering the It Girl 1999 TV Movie documentary Herself - Clara's Co-Star in 'Helen's Babies' 1924 (as Diana Sera Carey)
When We Were Young...: Growing Up on the Silver Screen 1989 TV Movie documentary Herself (as Diana Serra Cary)
Hollywood on Parade No. A-3 1933 Short Herself (uncredited)
Life in Hollywood No. 3 1927 Short Herself
Behind the Scenes 1924 Documentary short Herself
Screen Snapshots, Series 4, No. 3 1923 Documentary short Herself
Hollywood 1923 Herself
Screen Snapshots, Series 3, No. 21 1923 Documentary short
Screen Snapshots, Series 3, No. 3 1922 Documentary short Herself
Screen Snapshots, Series 2, No. 14-F 1921 Documentary short Herself

Archive Footage

Hollywood's Children 1982 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Return of Chandu 1934/II Judy Allen (as Peggy Montgomery)

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