Actress Peggy Cummins Dies


Irish actress Peggy Cummins has died at the age of 92.

Cummins suffered a stroke and died in a London hospital surrounded by her family on Friday (29Dec17), her friend Dee Kirkwood told The Hollywood Reporter.

After being spotted by a talent scout while on the London stage, Cummins came to America in 1945 to star in Forever Amber. However, she was dropped mid-production for not being “sexy enough” and replaced by Linda Darnell.

She scored film credits in movies such as The Late George Apley, Moss Rose, Green Grass of Wyoming, Escape, before becoming best known for her starring role as a carnival sharpshooter-turned-bank robber in 1950 film noir Gun Crazy.

She left America in 1950 but continued making films such as Operation X and Hell Drivers, but eventually retired from acting in the mid-1960s.

Cummins married late businessman Derek Dunnett in 1950. She is survived by son David and daughter Diana, among others.