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Actress Constance Cummings dead at 95

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LONDON, Nov 29, 2005 (UPI via COMTEX) -- Actress Constance Cummings has died in London of natural causes at age 95.

Harold Lloyd's co-star in 1932's "Movie Crazy" and the 1945 British film "Blithe Spirit" died Wednesday, The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.

The Seattle native married British playwright and member of Parliament Benn Wolfe Levy and moved to London in 1933. She continued making both U.S. and British film, TV and stage appearances into the 1990s.

She won a London Theater Critics Award in 1971 for her portrayal of Mary Tyrone opposite Lawrence Olivier in Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey Into Night."

Broadway honored her with a Tony Award in 1979 for her role as a former daredevil aviatrix felled by a stroke in Arthur Kopit's "Wings." The role also garnered her Obie and Drama Desk awards.

Cummings is survived by a son, a daughter and two grandchildren.


Copyright 2005 by United Press International

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