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Maggie Peterson Husband: Who Is Gus Mancuso?

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Gus Mancuso was the husband of American actress and singer Maggie Peterson.

Peterson was best known for playing Charlene Darling on The Andy Griffith Show.

Peterson also played the character of Doris in the episode “A Girl for Goober” (1968).

Mancuso and Peterson got married in 1978.

Mancuso was a jazz musician.

Peterson met Mancuso in 1968 while she was singing as an opening act for Andy Griffith at a casino in Lake Tahoe.

Maggie Peterson, Photo credit: Facebook

Mancuso was playing bass in a lounge act and the two married and were together until his death in 2021.


The couple spent a number of years in Los Angeles, where Peterson worked doing commercials, until they decided to settle in Las Vegas where Peterson worked as a location scout for film and television.

Peterson had been in declining health following the death of her husband Gus and she also died on May 15, 2022.

According to a statement from a family relative who identified her as “Aunt Maggie,” Peterson died in her sleep, surrounded by family and friends, on May 15, 2022, aged 81.

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