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Constance Cummings (I) (1910–2005)


Coming from a musical family - her mother was a concert soprano - Constance Cummings made her show business debut in 1926 in regional stock theater, and by 1928 had appeared in her first Broadway play. Her success in the theater resulted in an invitation to Hollywood, where she went 1931. Although she played in more than 20 films, she was never ... See full bio »

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Blithe Spirit Ruth Condomine
(1945)
The Criminal Code Mary Brady
(1930)
Haunted Honeymoon Harriet Vane
(1940)
(1933)

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 1986 The Understanding (TV Movie)
Acton
 1986 Dead Man's Folly (TV Movie)
Amy Folliat
 1985 Love Song (TV Movie)
Dame Philippa Hatchard
 1983 Jemima Shore Investigates (TV Series)
Duchess of Montfort
- The Crime of the Dancing Duchess (1983) ... Duchess of Montfort
 1983 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Emily Stilson
- Wings (1983) ... Emily Stilson
 1973 Away from It All (TV Series)
Lady Grania Stewart
- The Summer House (1973) ... Lady Grania Stewart
 1973 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Mary Tyrone
- Long Day's Journey Into Night (1973) ... Mary Tyrone
 1970 Menace (TV Series)
Rose
- Nine Bean Rows (1970) ... Rose
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Lola / Liza Foote
- Bon Voyage (1968) ... Lola
- Public and Confidential (1968) ... Liza Foote
 1959-1963 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Helga / Kathleen Moore
- Late Summer (1963) ... Helga
- The Last Tycoon (1959) ... Kathleen Moore
 1963 In the Cool of the Day
Mrs. Nina Gellert
 1963 A Boy Ten Feet Tall
Gloria van Imhoff
 1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Ruth Anipas
- Ruth (1962) ... Ruth Anipas
 1960 Encounter (TV Series)
Irene
- Ten Grapefruits to Lisbon (1960) ... Irene
 1960 The Battle of the Sexes
Angela Barrows
 1959 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Jane Pugh
- Clutterbuck (1959) ... Jane Pugh
 1959 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Margaret Lester
- A Touch of the Sun (1959) ... Margaret Lester
 1957 Craig's Wife (TV Movie)
Harriet Craig
 1957 The Trial of Mary Dugan (TV Movie)
Mary Dugan, known as Mona Tree
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Madge Haley
- Night Drive (1957) ... Madge Haley
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Louisa Pallant
- The Bitter Waters (1956) ... Louisa Pallant
 1951-1956 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Martha Cotton / Joan
- Return to Tyassi (1956) ... Martha Cotton
- Festival Drama: Saint Joan (1951) ... Joan
 1956 Finger of Guilt
Kay Wallace
 1955 John and Julie
Mrs. Davidson
 1953 Trial and Error (TV Movie)
Andrea
 1953 Three's Company
Julia (segment "The Scream' story)
 1953 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Julia Selincourt
- The Scream (1953) ... Julia Selincourt
 1952 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Intermission Guest
- Lady from Washington (1952) ... Intermission Guest
 1950 Man in the Dinghy
Mrs. Kate Fergusson
 1945 Blithe Spirit
Ruth Condomine
 1942 The Foreman Went to France
Anne Stafford, the American girl
 1941 This England
Ann
 1940 Haunted Honeymoon
Harriet Vane
 1938 Cyrano de Bergerac (TV Movie)
Roxane
 1936 Strangers on a Honeymoon
October
 1936 Doomed Cargo
Caryl Fenton
 1935 Remember Last Night?
Carlotta Milburn
 1934 This Man Is Mine
Francesca Harper
 1934 Glamour
Linda Fayne
 1934 Looking for Trouble
Ethel Greenwood
 1933 Broadway Thru a Keyhole
Joan Whelan
 1933 Channel Crossing
Marion Slade
 1933 The Charming Deceiver
Betty Smith / Dorothy Kay
 1933 The Mind Reader
Sylvia
 1933 The Billion Dollar Scandal
Doris Masterson
 1932 Night After Night
Miss Jerry Healy
 1932 The Last Man
Marian
 1932 Movie Crazy
Mary Sears
 1932 American Madness
Helen
 1932 Attorney for the Defense
Ruth Barry
 1932 The Big Timer
Honey Baldwin
 1932 Behind the Mask
Julie Arnold
 1931 The Guilty Generation
Maria Palmero
 1931 Traveling Husbands
Ellen Wilson
 1931 Lover Come Back
Connie Lee
 1931 The Last Parade
Molly Pearson
 1930 The Criminal Code
Mary Brady
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: One-Man Show. Written by Ruth Goodman and Augustus Goetz. Directed by Jed Harris. Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 8 Feb 1945- 10 Mar 1945 (36 performances). Cast: John Archer (as "Francis Kearny"), Elizabeth Brew (as "A Woman"), Frank Conroy (as "Lucian Gardner"), Constance Cummings (as "Racine Gardner"), Hugh Franklin (as "James ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Trivia:

In 1974, the American-born Cummings, who resided in the UK for many decades, was made a Commander of the British Empire for her contributions to the British entertainment industry. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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