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Jack Cummings (I) (1900–1989)


Although related to MGM head Louis B. Mayer, Cummings started his career at the studio as a low-paid office boy. He worked his way up to script supervisor and assistant director, and was eventually placed in charge of the studio's short-subjects department, where he personally produced most (and directed several) of them. In 1934 MGM made Cummings... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Viva Las Vegas
Viva Las Vegas Producer
(1964)
Kiss Me Kate
Kiss Me Kate Producer
(1953)

Filmography

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 1976 Pipe Dreams (producer)
 1964 Viva Las Vegas (producer - as A Jack Cummings-George Sidney Production)
 1961 The Second Time Around (producer)
 1961 Bachelor Flat (producer)
 1960 Can-Can (producer - uncredited)
 1959 The Blue Angel (producer)
 1955 Interrupted Melody (producer)
 1955 Many Rivers to Cross (producer)
 1954 The Last Time I Saw Paris (producer)
 1953 Give a Girl a Break (producer)
 1953 Kiss Me Kate (producer)
 1953 Sombrero (producer)
 1952 Lovely to Look At (producer)
 1951 Texas Carnival (producer)
 1951 Excuse My Dust (producer)
 1950 Two Weeks with Love (producer)
 1950 Three Little Words (producer)
 1949 Neptune's Daughter (producer)
 1949 The Stratton Story (producer)
 1947 The Romance of Rosy Ridge (producer)
 1947 Fiesta (producer)
 1947 It Happened in Brooklyn (producer)
 1946 Easy to Wed (producer)
 1944 Bathing Beauty (producer)
 1944 Broadway Rhythm (producer)
 1943 I Dood It (producer)
 1942 Ship Ahoy (producer)
 1940 Go West (producer)
 1940 Two Girls on Broadway (producer)
 1940 Broadway Melody of 1940 (producer)
 1939 Honolulu (producer)
 1938 Listen, Darling (producer)
 1938 Yellow Jack (producer)
 1937 Broadway Melody of 1938 (producer)
 1936 Born to Dance (producer)
 1936 Tarzan Escapes (producer - uncredited)
 1935 The Winning Ticket (producer)
 1929 The General (Short) (executive producer)
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Alternate Names:

A Jack Cummings-George Sidney Production
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Trivia:

Cummings was married to Betty Kern, daughter of composer Jerome Kern. He later produced a remake of his father-in-law's 1933 stage musical, "Roberta", entitled Lovely to Look At (1952). The play had previously been filmed by RKO (Roberta (1935)). See more »

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