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Overview (3)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (heart ailment)
Birth NameIrving Caminsky

Mini Bio (1)

New York-born Irving Cummings began his career as an actor on the Broadway stage in his late teens, and appeared with the legendary Lillian Russell's company. He entered films in 1909 as an actor, and became a very popular leading man in the early 1920s. He began directing at around that time, turning out mostly action films and an occasional comedy, but he really came into his own in the 1930s at 20th Century-Fox. Cummings specialized in the big, splashy Technicolor musicals for which Fox became known, and was responsible for many of Betty Grable's, Alice Faye's and Shirley Temple's most enjoyable films.

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Spouse (1)

Ruth Cummings (13 April 1917 - 18 April 1959) ( his death)

Trivia (4)

Entered films as an actor in 1909.
Father of screenwriter Irving Cummings Jr..
In 1943, as part of the 50th anniversary of the birth of the motion picture industry, Cummings was awarded the Thomas A. Edison Foundation Gold Medal for outstanding achievement in the arts and sciences.
Directed one Oscar-winning performance: Warner Baxter in In Old Arizona (1928).

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