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Overview (4)

Born in Prestatyn, Denbighshire, Wales, UK
Died in London, England, UK
Birth NameAugusta Margaret Diane Fuller
Height 5' 1" (1.55 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Peggy Cummins was born on December 18, 1925 in Prestatyn, Denbighshire, Wales as Augusta Margaret Diane Fuller. She was an actress, known for Gun Crazy (1950), Curse of the Demon (1957) and The Late George Apley (1947). She was married to William Herbert Derek Dunnett. She died on December 29, 2017 in London, England.

Spouse (1)

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

Trivia (11)

Her two best known films are known by alternate titles: Gun Crazy (1950) (originally "Deadly Is the Female") and Curse of the Demon (1957) (aka "Night of the Demon").
On June 14, 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 the United States 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 costume designs originally intended for Peggy Cummins for Linda Darnell, which cost $65,000, and spent an additional $25,000 for the revamped version.
Memories differ as to how long Peggy Cummins filmed on Forever Amber (1947): Look Magazine claimed it was 39 days, while Philip Dunne recalled it was 6 to 10 days and 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 of Forever Amber (1947), Norma Varden was recast in a slightly larger but different role.
Practiced on a shooting range for her career-defining role as Annie Starr in the film noir Gun Crazy.
Her mother, Margaret Tracy, was an actress; her father was a journalist and music teacher.
Acted on stage and in radio plays as a teenager.

Personal Quotes (1)

[on being fired from Forever Amber] Say it was my lack of experience, say it was the colour of my eyes, say it was a lot of little things, but please don't say I don't have enough sex.

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