Peggy Cummins

Born Dec 18, 1925

Peggy Cummins is a retired Irish actress. Cummins is best known for her performance in Joseph H. Lewis' Gun Crazy (1949), playing a trigger happy femme fatale who robs banks with her lover.

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  • Sean Martinfield: Peggy Cummins Honored At San Francisco's Noir City Film Festival
    Huffington Post - Jan 29, 2013
  • Watch: Intrigue, Betrayal And Murder
    Huffington Post - Jan 26, 2013
  • 'hitchcock': Anthony Hopkins Recalls Scariest Movie Scene
    MTV News - Nov 20, 2012
  • Debra Levine: Screen Siren Peggy Cummins Returns To Hollywood For Tcm Fest
    Huffington Post - Apr 23, 2012


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Peggy Cummins.


1925 Birth Born on December 18, 1925.


1938 12 Years Old In 1938, actor Peter Brock noticed Cummins at a Dublin tram stop and introduced her to Dublin's Gate Theatre Company. … Read More
1943 17 Years Old She also appeared on the London stage in 1943 aged 17, playing the part of 12-year-old Fuffy in Junior Miss at the Saville Theatre and in the title role of Alice in Wonderland in 1944 at the Palace Theatre. … Read More
1945 19 Years Old In 1945, Cummins was brought to Hollywood by Darryl F. Zanuck, head of 20th Century-Fox, to play Amber in Kathleen Winsor's Forever Amber. … Read More


1950 24 Years Old 1 More Event
She returned to London in 1950 to marry and work in British films.
1952 26 Years Old In 1952, she starred in Who Goes There! and in 1953, she appeared in Meet Mr. Lucifer, an Ealing Studios comedy. … Read More


1961 35 Years Old Her last film, in 1961, was Darcy Conyers' In the Doghouse, alongside Leslie Phillips. In 1998, Gun Crazy (1950) was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." … Read More


2006 80 Years Old On 14 June 2006, she appeared as guest of honour at a special screening of Night of the Demon in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, hosted by the Elstree Film and Television Heritage Group. … Read More
2010 84 Years Old On 29 September 2010, Cummins introduced the 1953 film Street Corner as part of the Capital Tales Event at BFI-Southbank London hosted by Curator Jo Botting. … Read More
2013 87 Years Old 1 More Event
On 25 January 2013, Cummins was honored at the Noir City Film Festival at the Castro Theater in San Francisco with a screening of a restored print of Gun Crazy.
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