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HANCOCK – Adeline Peake died Aug. 20, 2006. She was born Adeline Johanna Schulz in 1921, in Pittsburgh. She had been a resident of Hancock since 1973, although she began spending summers there since 1952. She attended Bethany College in West Virginia, graduated from Cleveland College, now known as Case Western Reserve. At the age of 20, she moved to New York City to begin a career in the theatre. She studied acting with the renowned Sanford Meisner and studied dance with modern dance pioneer, Martha Graham. For five years at the Cleveland Playhouse, Adeline enjoyed an illustrious run as the lead ing?nue. In 1951, under the name Adeline Hiatt, she appeared in the film “Distant Drums” starring Gary Cooper. She also performed as Tiger Lily in the touring production of Peter Pan, starring Boris Karloff and Veronica Lake. As an understudy, she replaced Ms. Lake and starred as Peter Pan, on occasion. Adeline also appeared in numerous off-Broadway plays, summer stock productions and commercials. She taught theatre and speech at The Ohio State University. More recently, she was theatre director of the Hancock Women’s Club and a member of Friends of Taunton Bay. She also served on the Hancock Planning Board and Hancock Historical Society. She is survived by her husband, William Peake; and four children, Stephanie Jahn of Corpus Christi, Texas, Robert Monteux of Portland, Sylvia Monteux of Ellsworth and Gerard Monteux of Hancock and Montclair, N.J. She leaves five grandchildren, Allegra, Julie, Tony, Rocco, Ernie; and six great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers or cards, a contribution to Friends of Taunton Bay would be greatly appreciated, please send to Friends of Taunton Bay, Treasurer, P.O. Box 3, Hancock, ME 04640.

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