Peggy Cummins, Seductive Star of a Cult Film, Dies at 92

Peggy Cummins, an actress best remembered for her turn as a femme fatale with a hair trigger in the influential low-budget film noir “Gun Crazy,” died on Dec. 29. She was 92.

Her death was confirmed in a Facebook post by Dee Kirkman, a friend. Ms. Kirkman did not provide further details.

Slender, blond and young, Ms. Cummins, who grew up in Ireland and moved to the United States in 1945, had more often played innocents before being cast in “Gun Crazy.”

In “Gun Crazy” (also known as “Deadly Is the Female”), released in 1950, she played Annie Laurie Starr, a seductive carnival sharpshooter who [ . . . ] NY Times

 

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