Peggy Cummins, Femme Fatale Star Of ‘Gun Loopy,’ Useless At 92

Peggy Cummins, who starred within the movie noir traditional “Gun Loopy,” died Friday.

She was 92.

The actress performed a carnival sharpshooter turned murderous financial institution robber within the 1950 flick and died Friday surrounded by household in a London hospital after struggling a stroke, her longtime pal Dee Kirkwood, a fellow trustee of Stars Basis for Cerebral Palsy, informed The Hollywood Reporter.

The petite, blond Irish actress was best-known for her position within the sexually charged movie noir traditional, however she additionally starred in “Inexperienced Grass of Wyoming” (1948) with Charles Coburn and in Jacques Tourneur’s British horror traditional “Curse of the Demon” (1957).

She additionally had lead roles in “Moss Rose” (1947) and “Escape” (1948).

Cummins moved to America in 1954 and was solid for the lead in 20th Century Fox’s “Perpetually Amber,” however was later changed by Linda Darnell.

Within the low-budget “Gun Loopy,” she portrayed Annie Laurie Starr, a profession touring performer who engages in a taking pictures competitors with Barton Tare (John Dall) earlier than later marrying him and happening against the law spree with him.

“Peggy’s efficiency, her Hollywood swan music, would impress the ‘Gun Loopy’ manufacturing and earn her lasting fame because the tiniest, however most ferocious, femme fatale within the historical past of movie noir,” writer Eddie Muller mentioned in July as he launched the movie on Turner Basic Films. Muller wrote the 2014 e book “Gun Loopy: The Origin of American Outlaw Cinema,” The Hollywood Reporter reported.

Cummins retired from appearing within the mid-1960s.

She married the late Derek Dunnet, a London businessman, in 1950. She is survived by her son David and daughter Diana.