Peggy Cummins

Active - 1940 - 1961  |   Born - Dec 18, 1925   |   Genres - Comedy, Drama, Romance, Crime

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Blonde, exotically beautiful British actress Peggy Cummins was a stage performer from the age of 12. She appeared in a handful of English films in the early 1940s, which brought her to the attention of 20th Century-Fox head man Darryl F. Zanuck. Amidst a shower of publicity, Peggy was brought to Hollywood to star in Fox's film adaptation of the notorious Kathleen Windsor novel Forever Amber. In the early stages of shooting, however, Zanuck evinced disappointment in Peggy's performance, and rapidly replaced her with Linda Darnell; Ms. Cummins was "compensated" with antiseptic leading-lady roles in Fox's Green Grass of Wyoming (1947), Moss Rose (1947) and The Late George Apley (1947). Before returning to England in 1950, Peggy Cummins delivered an unforgettable performance as a psychopathic Bonnie Parker-type criminal in the film noir classic Gun Crazy (1949).

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