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RIP Peggy Cummins
Posted by Don Malcolm
on 1/2/2018, 5:40 pm
She was 92 when she passed away on December 29. She said she wanted to play Bette Davis roles, but she was much too physically attractive to be truly credible in those types of roles (Davis' own aggressive insecurity about her looks was a major factor in her uniquely omnivorous acting style). Instead, she prefigured Bardot as a sex symbol and took infantile sexuality to its logical conclusion in GUN CRAZY--and will always be remembered for it. She was smart enough to know she'd been given a chance to stand out in a way that was unique and unreproducible, and she enjoyed the recognition she received (and deserved).
Proud (and very fortunate) to own the 3-sheet poster for Peggy's most incendiary performance...