Constance Cummings Biography (1910-)

Born Constance Halverstadt, May 15, 1910, in Seattle, WA; daughter of DallasVernon (a lawyer) and Kate Logan (Cummings) Halverstadt; married Benn Wolf Levy (a playwright), 1933 (died, 1973); children: Jonathan, Jemina. Addresses: OFFICE--68 Old Church St., London SW3, England.

Nationality
English
Gender
Female
Birth Details
May 15, 1910
Seattle, Washington, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits
  • BROADWAY DEBUT--Chorus, Treasure Girl, Alvin Theatre, 1928.
  • LONDON DEBUT--Alice Overton, Sour Grapes, Repertory Players, Comedy Theatre, 1934.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
  • The Little Show, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1929.
  • Carrie, This Man's Town, Ritz Theatre, New York City, 1930.
  • continued role of Alice Overton, Sour Grapes, Apollo Theatre, London, 1934.
  • Linda Brown, Accent on Youth, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1934.
  • Regina Conti, Young Madame Conti, Savoy Theatre, London, 1936, then MusicBox Theatre, New York City, 1937.
  • Emma Bovary, Madame Bovary, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1937.
  • Nellie Blunt, If I Were You, Mansfield Theatre, New York City, 1938.
  • Katherine, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Shaftesbury Theatre, London, 1938.
  • Kate Settle, The Jealous God, Lyric Theatre, London, 1939.
  • Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, Miss Richland, The Good Natured Man, and titlerole, Saint Joan, all Old Vic Theatre Company, Buxton Festival, then Streatham Hill, U.K., 1939.
  • Lydia Kenyon, Skylark, Duchess Theatre, London, 1942.
  • Gabby Maple, The Petrified Forest, Globe Theatre, London, 1942.
  • Racine Gardner, One-Man Show, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1945.
  • Jane Pugh, Clutterbuck, Wyndham's Theatre, London, 1946.
  • Anna Luise Klopps, Happy with Either, and Madeleine, Don't Listen, Ladies!, both St. James's Theatre, London, 1948.
  • Laura Whittingham, Before the Party, St. Martin's Theatre, London, 1949.
  • Martha Cotton, Return to Tyassi, Duke of York's Theatre, London, 1950.
  • Georgie Elvin, Winter Journey, St. James's Theatre, London, 1952.
  • Ann Downs, The Shrike, Prince's Theatre, London, 1953.
  • Andrea, Trial and Error, Vaudeville Theatre, London, 1953.
  • Title role, Lysistrata, Oxford Playhouse, U.K., 1957.
  • Antiope, The Rape of the Belt, Piccadilly Theatre, London, 1957, then Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1960.
  • Sarah, JB, Phoenix Theatre, London, 1961.
  • Inez, In Camera (Huis Clos) and Countess of Amersham, A Social Success, Oxford Playhouse, 1962, then Comedy Theatre, London, 1962.
  • Catherine Gurnee, The Strangers, Westport Country Playhouse, CT, 1963.
  • Martha, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Piccadilly Theatre, London, 1964.
  • Liza Foote, Public and Confidential, Malvern Festival, U.K., then Duke ofYork's Theatre, London, 1966.
  • Julia Stanford, QC, Justice Is a Woman, Vaudeville Theatre, London, 1966.
  • Jane Banbury, Fallen Angels, Vaudeville Theatre, London, 1967.
  • Gertrude, Hamlet, Round House Theatre, London, then Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York City, 1969.
  • Mrs. Goforth, The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Any More, Citizen's Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland, 1969.
  • Claire, The Visit, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, U.K., 1970.
  • Volumnia, Coriolanus, National Theatre, London, 1971.
  • Leda, Amphitryon 38, and Mary Tyrone, Long Day's Journey into Night, bothNational Theatre at New Theatre, London, 1971.
  • Madame Ranevsky, The Cherry Orchard, and Agave, the Bacchae, both Old VicTheatre, London, 1973.
  • Mother, Children, Mermaid Theatre, London, 1974.
  • Lady Champion-Cheney, The Circle, Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, U.K., 1974.
  • Dodie, Stripwell, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1975.
  • Title role, Mrs. Warren's Profession, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, U.K., 1976.
  • Emily Stilson, Wings, New York Shakespeare Festival, Newman Theatre, thenLyceum Theatre, New York City, then Cottesloe Theatre, London, 1979.
  • Hay Fever, London, 1980.
  • The Golden Age, 1981.
  • Mrs. St. Maugham, The Chalk Garden, Roundabout Theatre, Stage One, New York City, 1982.
  • Amanda, The Glass Menagerie, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Miami, 1984, then in a London Production, 1985.
  • Crown Matrimonial, U.K. production, 1987.
  • Credits; MAJOR TOURS
  • The Wife, All Over, U.K. cities, 1976.
  • Fanny Kemble (one-woman show), U.K. cities, 1986.
  • FILM DEBUT--Movie Crazy, Paramount, 1932.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
  • Behind the Mask, Doomed Cargo, and Washington Merry-Go-Round, all Columbia, 1932.
  • Broadway Through a Keyhole, United Artists, 1933.
  • Glamour, Universal, 1934.
  • Looking for Trouble, United Artists, 1934.
  • Heads We Go, B.I.P., 1934.
  • Channel Crossing, Gaumont-British, 1934.
  • Remember Last Night, Universal, 1935.
  • The Northing Tramp, Ealing, 1936.
  • Seven Sinners and Strangers on a Honeymoon, both Gaumont-British, 1937.
  • Haunted Honeymoon (also known as Busman's Honeymoon), Metro- Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1940.
  • Blithe Spirit, United Artists, 1940.
  • This England, World, 1941.
  • The Foreman Went to France, Ealing, 1942.
  • Into the Blue, Wilcox, 1950.
  • Three's Company, 1953.
  • The Finger of Guilt, RKO, 1956.
  • With All My Heart, 1956.
  • The Intimate Stranger, Anglo-Amalgamated, 1956.
  • John and Julie, DCA, 1957.
  • The Battle of the Sexes, Continental, 1960.
  • The Outsider, 1961.
  • Sammy Going South, Seven Arts, 1962.
  • In the Cool of the Day, MGM, 1963.
  • A Boy Ten Feet Tall, Paramount, 1965.
  • Also, The Scream.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; TELEPLAYS
  • Roxanne, Cyrano de Bergerac, 1938.
  • Martha, Return to Tyassi, 1956.
  • title role, The Trial of Mary Dugan, 1957.
  • Harriet Craig, Craig's Wife, 1957.
  • Kathleen, The Last Tycoon, 1959.
  • Jane, Clutterbuck, 1959.
  • Title role, Ruth, 1962.
  • Helga, Late Summer, 1963.
  • The Old Ladies, BBC, 1983.
  • Also Wings, PBS; Touch of the Sun.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL RADIO WORK
  • Showmen of England, 1938.
  • The White Cliffs, 1941.
  • Title role, Saint Joan, 1941.
  • The Rebirth of Venus, 1941.
  • Man's Company, 1942.
  • Amy, They Knew What They Wanted, 1942.
  • Cleopatra, Antony and Cleopatra, 1942.
  • Women on Stage, 1949.
  • Title role, Hedda Gabler, 1952.
  • Georgie Elgin, Winter Journey, 1954.
  • Emma Bovary, Madame Bovary, 1955.
  • Variety Playhouse, 1955.
  • Call the Tune, 1957.

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