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  • BIRTH 09/06/1910
  • DEATH 02/12/1990
  • Country United States
  • SHOWS 4
  • MOVIES 21

Robert Cummings

Effective light comedian of '30s and '40s films and '50s and '60s TV series, Robert Cummings was renowned for his eternally youthful looks (which he attributed to a strict vitamin and health-food diet). He was educated at Carnegie Tech and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Deciding that Broadway producers would be more interested in an upper-crust Englishman than a kid from Joplin, Missouri, Cummings passed himself off as Blade Stanhope Conway, British actor. The ploy was successful. Cummings decided that if it worked on Broadway, it would work in Hollywood, so he journeyed west and assumed the identity of a rich Texan named Bruce Hutchens. The plan worked once more, and he began securing small parts in films. He soon reverted to his real name and became a popular leading man in light comedies, usually playing well-meaning, pleasant but somewhat bumbling young men. He achieved much more success, however, in his own television series in the '50s, The Bob Cummings Show (1955) and My Living Doll (1964).

Cummings was born June 10, 1910, in Joplin, Missouri, and he died of kidney failure December 2, 1990, in Woodland Hills, California. He is interred at Forest Lawn, Glendale, California, in the Great Mausoleum, Columbarium of Sanctity.

Robert Cummings

Shows (4)

The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
Capt. James Embry
The Love Boat
The Love Boat
Eliott Smith
General Electric Theater
General Electric Theater
Russ Baker
Studio One
Studio One
Juror #8

Movies (21)

Dial M for Murder
Dial M for Murder
Mark Halliday
Saboteur
Saboteur
Barry Kane
My Geisha
My Geisha
Bob Moore
You and Me
You and Me
Jim
What a Way to Go!
What a Way to Go!
Dr. Victor Stephanson
The Under-Pup
The Under-Pup
Dennis Lane
Stagecoach
Stagecoach
Henry Gatewood (as Bob Cummings)
The Devil and Miss Jones
The Devil and Miss Jones
Joe O'Brien
Flesh and Fantasy
Flesh and Fantasy
Michael (segment 1)
Twelve Angry Men
Twelve Angry Men
Juror #8
Sons of the Desert
Sons of the Desert
Steamship Announcement Witness (uncredited)
Kings Row
Kings Row
Parris Mitchell
Souls at Sea
Souls at Sea
George Martin
The Last Train from Madrid
The Last Train from Madrid
Juan Ramos
The Texans
The Texans
Alan Sanford
The Lost Moment
The Lost Moment
Lewis Venable
Disneyland's Opening Day Broadcast
Disneyland's Opening Day Broadcast
Reign of Terror
Reign of Terror
Charles D'Aubigny
The Carpetbaggers
The Carpetbaggers
Dan Pierce
The Chase
The Chase
Chuck Scott
Disneyland '59
Disneyland '59
Self