Comedy of the Commonplace: The Sitcom Genius of Peg Lynch

The Legacy of Peg Lynch

Peg writing 1953
Peg writing 1953
Peg Lynch Website
Peg Lynch Website Image
Ethel and Albert Reading the Paper
Not infrequently, homey scenes in Ethel and Albert would focus on the Arbuckles in their living room, with Albert reading the paper—here, with some exasperation. Peg Lynch Papers, Coll 66.

Peg Lynch’s daughter, Astrid (Elise Astrid Ronning King), herself an actor and writer, has worked to establish her mother’s legacy by creating a website, peglynch.com, with biographical information, sample videos, and commentary on Peg’s work and life.

Peg Lynch and Astrid King have generously donated the Peg Lynch Papers to UO’s Special Collections and University Archives. The materials include several scrapbooks in which Peg Lynch recorded her interesting and impressive life in photos, news clippings, reviews, travel mementoes, and other ephemera. These are on exhibit and open to the public in Knight Library’s Special Collections and University Archives on the second floor north.

Radio Award
Photo of an award Peg Lynch received for her contributions to radio, visible in the physical exhibit
First Publicity Photo
First publicity photo of Peg Lynch and Alan Bunce as Ethel and Albert, for ABC Radio, 1944. Peg Lynch Papers, Coll 66.
TV Radio Mirror
TV Radio Mirror magazine polled its readership annually on their favorite programs. Peg Lynch and Alan Bunce won more than once in the “Favorite Team” category, here in 1958-59 for The Couple Next Door radio program.