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Full Name  Irving Camisky
Years active  1903-1959
Cause of death  Heart ailment
Name  Irving Cummings

Nationality  United States
Role  Movie actor
Occupation  Film director, actor
Children  Irving Cummings Jr.
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Born  October 9, 1888 (1888-10-09) New York City, New York
Resting place  Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Died  April 18, 1959, Los Angeles, California, United States
Spouse  Ruth Cummings (m. 1917–1959)
Nominations  Academy Award for Best Director
Movies  In Old Arizona, That Night in Rio, Curly Top, Down Argentine Way, Poor Little Rich Girl
Similar People  Don Ameche, Alice Faye, Warner Baxter, Betty Grable, John Boles

"East Side - West Side" (1923) director Irving Cummings


Irving Camisky (October 9, 1888 – April 18, 1959) was an American movie actor, director, producer and writer.

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Life and career

Cummings was born in New York City. He is the father of the screenwriter and producer Irving Cummings, Jr.

Cummings started his acting career in his late teens on Broadway stage, and appeared with the legendary Lillian Russell. He entered into movies in 1909 and quickly became a popular leading man. Few of the films he made as an actor are easily available, except for Buster Keaton's first feature film, The Saphead (1920), in which Cummings plays a crooked stockbroker and Fred Niblo's film Sex (1920), one of the first films to depict a new phenomenon in 1920s America, the Flapper. Both films are readily available on home video, as well as The Round-Up (1920), a Western drama starring Roscoe Arbuckle (with the famous tagline "Nobody loves a fat man") and featuring Wallace Beery. Around that time, he started to direct action movies and occasional comedies.

In 1934, Cummings directed Grand Canary, and in 1929, he was nominated for an Academy Award for his direction of In Old Arizona.

Cummings was known for the big splashy 1930s Technicolor musicals with popular leading ladies such as Betty Grable, Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda, and Shirley Temple (Little Miss Broadway, 1938) he directed at 20th Century Fox.

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.

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Irving Cummings Wikipedia


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