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Also Known As: Quinn L Cummings Died:
Born: August 13, 1967 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: actor, literary agent, entrepreneur

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Marsha Mason has said that of all her films, "The Goodbye Girl" is the one she thinks has potential as a classic, and if that is the case, Quinn Cummings will be immortalized. Her work as the bright-beyond-her-years daughter in the 1977 feature earned her an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress, although her subsequent feature career sputtered. Cummings first moved in front of the cameras as a precocious girl after famed cinematographer James Wong Howe met her and suggested to Cummings' mother that they give the girl a chance. Cummings appeared in several TV commercials before playing Sheldon Leonard's granddaughter in the short-lived sitcom "Big Eddie" (CBS, 1975). In 1976, she had a small role in the NBC TV-movie "Night Terror" and a more substantial part as the daughter of a wife-beater (Dennis Weaver) in "Intimate Strangers" (ABC, 1977). When her success in "The Goodbye Girl" failed to translate into a big screen career, the dark-haired player joined the cast of the established ABC drama series "Family" for two seasons (1978-80) as Annie Cooper Lawrence, an orphaned cousin taken in by James Broderick and Sada Thompson. As Cummings moved into adolescence, roles became sporadic. She was the...

Marsha Mason has said that of all her films, "The Goodbye Girl" is the one she thinks has potential as a classic, and if that is the case, Quinn Cummings will be immortalized. Her work as the bright-beyond-her-years daughter in the 1977 feature earned her an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress, although her subsequent feature career sputtered.

Cummings first moved in front of the cameras as a precocious girl after famed cinematographer James Wong Howe met her and suggested to Cummings' mother that they give the girl a chance. Cummings appeared in several TV commercials before playing Sheldon Leonard's granddaughter in the short-lived sitcom "Big Eddie" (CBS, 1975). In 1976, she had a small role in the NBC TV-movie "Night Terror" and a more substantial part as the daughter of a wife-beater (Dennis Weaver) in "Intimate Strangers" (ABC, 1977). When her success in "The Goodbye Girl" failed to translate into a big screen career, the dark-haired player joined the cast of the established ABC drama series "Family" for two seasons (1978-80) as Annie Cooper Lawrence, an orphaned cousin taken in by James Broderick and Sada Thompson. As Cummings moved into adolescence, roles became sporadic. She was the daughter of the first female president of the US in "Hail to the Chief", a short-lived 1985 ABC sitcom and returned briefly to features as a right-wing debater in "Listen to Me" (1989). In the 90s, Cummings made guest appearances on "Blossom" and "Evening Shade."

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Listen To Me (1989) Susan Hooper
2.
 Babysitter, The (1980) Tara Benedict
3.
 The Goodbye Girl (1977) Lucy Mcfadden
4.
 Intimate Strangers (1977) Peggy Halston
5.
 Night Terror (1976) Nancy
6.
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9.
 Jeremiah of Jacob's Neck (1976) Tracy Rankin; Their Daughter
10.
 Big Eddie (1975) Ginger Smith; His Granddaughter
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Discovered by famed cinematographer James Wong Howe; began appearing in TV commercials
1975:
Made her TV series debut as Sheldon Leonard's granddaughter in "Big Eddie"
1976:
Made TV-movie debut in "Night Terror"
1977:
Played Marsha Mason's daughter in "The Goodbye Girl"; earned Oscar nomination
1978:
Joined cast of the ABC drama series "Family"
1985:
Co-starred in TV series "Hail to the Chief"
1991:
Last acting role to date, a guest appearance on the NBC sitcom "Blossom"
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"Retired" from acting to work as a literary agent
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Education

University of California at Los Angeles: Los Angeles , California -

Notes

Cummings launched a line of baby carriers called Hip Hugger in December 2001. (see the Web site www.hiphugger.com)

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companion:
Donald DiPietro. Internet software manager. Born c. 1952; met in 1996.

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father:
Sumner Cummings. Businessman. Was president of a necktie company; died in 1976 at age 57 of a heart attack.
mother:
Jan Cummings. Bookkeeper.
daughter:
Anneke DiPietro. Born c. June 2000.

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