Irving Cummings, who produced such motion pictures as "The Story of Alexander Graham Bell" and "Down Argentine Way," was active in the film industry for 50 years. He directed most of the top performers of the 1930s and 1940s at 20th Century Fox, including Shirley Temple.
Cummings came to Hollywood from New York as an actor with the Pathe Co., and worked with a number of other organizations before joining with Sol Lesser to form a production and direction company.
He became a director during the filming of what was reputedly the longest serial ever made, "Diamond From the Sky," in 30 episodes. His first full-length feature was entitled "The Man From Hell's River."
Cummings was married to actress Ruth Sinclair Cummings. Together they had a son, Irving Jr., and a daughter, Jessie. In the later stages of his life, he spent most of his time on his ranch near Del Mar, Calif.
|1928||Best Director||In Old Arizona||Nomination|