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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 18 December 1925Prestatyn, Denbighshire, Wales, UK
Birth NameAugusta Margaret Diane Fuller

Mini Bio (1)

Peggy Cummins was born on December 18, 1925 in Prestatyn, Denbighshire, Wales as Augusta Margaret Diane Fuller. She is an actress, known for Deadly Is the Female (1950), Curse of the Demon (1957) and Green Grass of Wyoming (1948). She was previously married to Derek Dunnett.

Spouse (1)

Derek Dunnett (1950 - 2001) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (8)

Her two best known films are known by alternate titles: Deadly Is the Female (1950) (originally "Deadly Is the Female") and Curse of the Demon (1957) (aka "Night of the Demon").
On June 14th, 2006 she appeared as guest of honour at a special screening of Curse of the Demon (1957) in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, UK. Looking slim and elegant and nowhere near her age, Peggy answered some questions from the audience before viewing the film for the first time.
She went to America for the role of Amber in Forever Amber (1947), but production was suspended after a month for script work, during which time it was decided that she wasn't well known enough to play the lead. She was replaced by Linda Darnell.
Daughter of Margaret Tracy.
For the film Forever Amber (1947) Over 200 hopefuls were tested for the coveted role of Amber before Peggy Cummins was signed. The 23 year-old actress was spotted by the producer in a West End play.
Rene Hubert reused his original costume designs for Peggy Cummins for Linda Darnell, which was $65,000, and spent an additional $25,000 for the revamped version.
Memories differ as to how long Peggy Cummins filmed on the feature: "Look" magazine claimed it was 39 days, Philip Dunne recalled it was 6 to 10 days while Vincent Price said it was 2 months. The February 1989 edition of "Films in Review" asserts that because of the large number of production stills that were taken, Price's estimate is the most plausible.
After production closed down on the Peggy Cummins/John Stahl version, Norma Varden was recast in a slightly larger but different role..

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