Peggy Cummins, 92, star of noir classic ‘Gun Crazy’

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Peggy Cummins, 92, star of noir classic ‘Gun Crazy’

NEW YORK — Peggy Cummins, a Welsh-born stage and film actress who worked just a few years in Hollywood but left behind an indelible performance as the lethal, beret-wearing robber in the noir classic ‘‘Gun Crazy,’’ died Dec. 29 in London at age 92.

Ms. Cummins played a seductive, beret-wearing robber in ‘‘Gun Crazy.’’

Ms. Cummins played a seductive, beret-wearing robber in ‘‘Gun Crazy.’’

Her friend Dee Kirkwood said she died of a stroke.

A child star in England, Ms. Cummins was not yet 20 when brought to the United States in 1945 by studio boss Darryl F. Zanuck to play the title role in an adaptation of one of the decade’s raciest novels, ‘‘Forever Amber.’’ The petite blonde was passed over in favor of Linda Darnell, reportedly because she was too young, but Ms. Cummins was of age for ‘‘Gun Crazy,’’ which came out in 1950.

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