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Cecil Cunningham (I) (1888–1959)

Cecil Cunningham was born on August 2, 1888 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Edna Cecil Cunningham. She was an actress, known for The Awful Truth (1937), The Hidden Hand (1942) and Playboy of Paris (1930). She was married to Jean C. Havez. She died on April 17, 1959 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Awful Truth
The Awful Truth Aunt Patsy
The Hidden Hand
The Hidden Hand Lorinda Channing
Playboy of Paris
Playboy of Paris Mlle. Hedwige
Cowboy Serenade
Cowboy Serenade Priscilla Lock


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 1960 Joyful Hour (TV Movie)
 1952 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Woman (Hotel)
- Backstage (1952) ... Woman (Hotel)
 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
- Make Your Bed (1951)
 1948 The Bride Goes Wild
Helen Oldfield (scenes deleted)
 1946 My Reputation
Mrs. Stella Thompson
 1945 Wonder Man
The Barker (uncredited)
 1945 The Horn Blows at Midnight
Judge Cavendish (scenes deleted)
 1943 In Old Oklahoma
Mrs. Ames
 1943 Du Barry Was a Lady
Wife Checking Her Coat (uncredited)
 1943 Above Suspicion
 1942 My Heart Belongs to Daddy
Mrs. Whitman (uncredited)
 1942 The Hidden Hand
Lorinda Channing
 1942 Cairo
Mme. Laruga
 1942 I Married an Angel
Mrs. Fairmind (uncredited)
 1942 The Affairs of Martha
Mrs. Llewellyn Castle
 1942 Are Husbands Necessary?
Miss Jenkins
 1942 Twin Beds
Miss MacMahon, Secretary (uncredited)
 1942 The Wife Takes a Flyer
Countess Oldenburg
 1942 Cowboy Serenade
Priscilla Lock
 1941 The Feminine Touch
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1941 Blossoms in the Dust
Mrs. Gilworth
 1941 Hurry, Charlie, Hurry
Mrs. Diana Boone
 1941 Repent at Leisure
Mrs. Morgan
 1941 Back Street
Mrs. Miller
 1941 Play Girl
Dowager (uncredited)
 1941 Tall, Dark and Handsome
Frosty's Landlady (uncredited)
 1940 Kitty Foyle
 1940 New Moon
Governor's Wife
 1940 The Captain Is a Lady
Mrs. Jane Homans
 1940 Lillian Russell
Mrs. Hobbs
 1940 Abe Lincoln in Illinois
Undetermined Supporting Role (uncredited)
 1939 Laugh It Off
Tess Gibson
 1939 Lady of the Tropics
Countess Berichi
 1939 Winter Carnival
Miss Ainsley
 1939 It's a Wonderful World
Madame J.L. Chambers
 1939 The Family Next Door
Cora Stewart
 1938 Girls' School
Miss Brewster
 1938 Marie Antoinette
Mme. 'Feldy' de Lerchenfeld (uncredited)
 1938 Blond Cheat
Genevieve Trent
 1938 Wives Under Suspicion
 1938 You and Me
Mrs. Mary Morris
 1938 Kentucky Moonshine
 1938 College Swing
Dean Sleet
 1938 Four Men and a Prayer
 1938 Scandal Street
Maybelle Murphy
 1937 Daughter of Shanghai
Mrs. Mary Hunt
 1937 Night Club Scandal
Mrs. Alvin
 1937 The Awful Truth
Aunt Patsy
 1937 This Way Please
Miss Eberhardt
 1937 Artists & Models
 1937 King of Gamblers
Big Edna
 1937 Swing High, Swing Low
 1936 Come and Get It
 1936 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1935 People Will Talk
Nellie Simpson
 1934 We Live Again
Theodosia (uncredited)
 1934 Return of the Terror
Miss Doolittle
 1934 The Life of Vergie Winters
Pearl Turner
 1934 Manhattan Love Song
Pancake Annie Jones
 1934 Bottoms Up
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1933 The Druggist's Dilemma (Short)
Mrs. Finch
 1933 From Hell to Heaven
Mrs. Chadman
 1933 Ladies They Talk About
Mrs. Arlington (uncredited)
 1932 If I Had a Million
Agnes - Emily's Friend (uncredited)
 1932 Blonde Venus
Norfolk Woman Manager (uncredited)
 1932 Those We Love
Mrs. Henry Abbott
 1932 Love Me Tonight
Laundress (uncredited)
 1932 The Candid Camera (Short)
Mrs. Townes' Aunty
 1932 Is My Face Red?
Millionaire's Blonde Wife (uncredited)
 1932 Love Is a Racket
Aunt Hattie Donovan
 1932 The Rich Are Always with Us
Woman Talking to Tierney at Party (uncredited)
 1932 Just a Pain in the Parlor (Short)
Mrs. Smith
 1932 It's Tough to Be Famous
Autograph Seeker with Sheet Music (uncredited)
 1932 The Wet Parade
Mrs. Twombey - Hotel Guest (uncredited)
 1932 The Impatient Maiden
Mrs. Rosy
 1932 Never the Twins Shall Meet (Short)
Mrs. Carp
 1931 Mata Hari
Gambler Selling Ring (uncredited)
 1931 Safe in Hell
 1931 The Age for Love
 1931 Susan Lenox
Madame Panoramia aka Pansy
 1931 Monkey Business
Madame Swempski (uncredited)
 1931 Trouble from Abroad (Short)
Emma Wimple
 1930 Playboy of Paris
Mlle. Hedwige
 1930 Anybody's Woman
 1930 Paramount on Parade
Society Woman (Impulses) (uncredited)
 1929 Their Own Desire
Aunt Caroline
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Was in four Oscar Best Picture nominees: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), The Awful Truth (1937), Kitty Foyle (1940) and Blossoms in the Dust (1941). See more »

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