Cecil Cunningham

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Cecil Cunningham
Swing High, Swing Low (1937) 1.jpg
Cecil Cunningham (middle) with Carole Lombard, in Swing High, Swing Low (1937)
Born (1888-08-02)August 2, 1888
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Died April 17, 1959(1959-04-17) (aged 70)
Los Angeles, California. USA
Resting place
Chapel Of The Pines Crematory
Occupation Film actress
Years active 1929-1957
Spouse(s) Jean C. Havez (1915-1917) (divorced)

Cecil Cunningham (August 2, 1888 – April 17, 1959) was an American film and stage actress. She started her working life as a switchboard operator in a commerce bank and did some sittings as a photographer's model. Her first show business job was in the chorus line of 'Mademoiselle Modiste' at the age of eighteen. Cunningham trained as a singer and appeared on stage in 'Iolanthe' (1913, New York) and 'Parsifal' (1915, Paris). She worked as a vaudeville comedienne at the Palace in New York till commencement of her movie career in 1929.

Cunningham was a Hollywood character actress with whitish hair cut like a man's, often in roles as a general "know-it-all." She appeared in more than 80 movies between 1929 and 1946.[1]

Her remains are interred in Chapel of the Pines Crematory.[2]

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