Constance Cummings

Highest Rated: 75% Blithe Spirit (1945)
Lowest Rated: 75% Blithe Spirit (1945)
Birthday: May 15, 1910
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA
The daughter of an attorney father and an opera-diva mother, Constance Cummings took dancing lessons in the hopes of becoming a prima ballerina. She switched to acting, landing the role of Diana in a stock-company production of Seventh Heaven when she was only 16. Within a few years, she was appearing on Broadway as a chorus dancer in the company of such leading lights as Gertrude Lawrence and Clifton Webb. In 1930, she was brought to Hollywood by Sam Goldwyn for the Ronald Colman vehicle The Devil to Pay. She was replaced in that film by Loretta Young, but the next year she was prominently cast in Howard Hawks' prison picture The Criminal Code (1931). Seldom cast as a conventional ingenue, Constance enjoyed such complex roles as the twin-personality heroine in Harold Lloyd's Movie Crazy (1932). Upon her marriage to British playwright W. Benn Levy in 1933, Constance moved to England, where she remained for the rest of her career. Matriculating into a topnotch character actress, Constance starred in the London production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, and appeared opposite Laurence Olivier in Long Day's Journey Into Night. Constance Cummings was honored with the Order of the British Empire in 1974, and in 1979 she won a "Best Actress" Tony for her Broadway performance in Arthur Kopit's Wings.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Dead Man's Folly Amy Folliat 1986
No Score Yet Jane Eyre Mrs. Reed 1971
No Score Yet Sammy Going South (A Boy Ten Feet Tall) Gloria van Imhoff 1965
No Score Yet In the Cool of the Day Mrs. Gellert 1963
No Score Yet Harold Lloyd's World of Comedy Actor 1962
No Score Yet The Outsider Actor 1961
No Score Yet The Battle of the Sexes Angela Barrows 1959
No Score Yet Finger of Guilt Kay Wallace 1956
No Score Yet John and Julie Mrs. Davidson 1955
75% Blithe Spirit Ruth Condomine 1945
No Score Yet The Foreman Went to France (Somewhere in France) Anne Stafford 1942
No Score Yet This England Ann 1941
No Score Yet Haunted Honeymoon Harriet Vane 1940
No Score Yet Seven Sinners Caryl Fenton 1936
No Score Yet Remember Last Night? Carlotta Milburn 1935
No Score Yet This Man Is Mine Francesca 'Fran' Harper 1934
No Score Yet The Mind Reader Sylvia 1933
No Score Yet Night After Night Jerry Healy 1932
No Score Yet Washington Merry-Go-Round Alice Wylie 1932
No Score Yet American Madness Helen 1932
No Score Yet The Big Timer Honey Baldwin 1932
No Score Yet Movie Crazy Mary Sears 1932
No Score Yet The Guilty Generation Maria Palmero 1931
No Score Yet Traveling Husbands Ellen Wilson 1931
No Score Yet The Criminal Code Mary Brady 1931

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
  • 1983

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