Constance Cummings Dies
LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO THE NIGHT actress CONSTANCE CUMMINGS has died in Oxfordshire, England. She was 95.
The Seattle, Washington-born star died last Wednesday (23NOV05). The cause of death has not been disclosed.
Cummings started her acting career in the theatre and after a stint on New York's Broadway, landed her first film role starring opposite WALTER HUSTON and BORIS KARLOFF in THE CRIMINAL CODE in 1931.
After a string of Hollywood films in the 1930s, Cummings and her playwright husband BENN LEVY moved to his native England, where the actress carved out a successful film and theatre career.
Cummings worked under SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER for three years at London's National Theatre, but often returned to America for work, where she won a Tony award for her performance in the Broadway production of WINGS in 1979.
Her husband Levy died in 1973. Cummings is survived by their son and daughter.