Biography

A top supporting actress in the silent era, Australian-born Dorothy Cumming had been the leading woman of that country's famed J. C. Williamson stock company, appeared opposite the legendary Cyril Maude in Grumpy and School for Scandal, and starred in the Broadway hit Tiger, Tiger prior to entering films in the mid-1910s. Often cast as stern, unbending women, Cumming is today best remembered as Anita Page's mother in Our Dancing Daughters (1928) and as Lillian Gish's jealous in-law in The Wind (1928). Her screen career ended at the advent of sound. ~ Hans J. Wollstein, Rovi