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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.

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Jun 10, 1910 In Joplin, Missouri, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Law of Compensation 1917-04-01
Latest Project:
Movie Screen Snapshots (Series 23, no. 3) 2022
Known For
Poster of The Love Boat
Poster of Bewitched
Poster of Dial M for Murder
Poster of The Texans
Movie Screen Snapshots (Series 23, no. 3) Himself 2022
Movie Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Special Self 1990-07-01
Series Matt Houston Unknown 1982-09-26
Series The Love Boat Eliott Smith 1977-09-24
Movie The Great American Beauty Contest Dan Carson (as Bob Cummings) 1973-02-13
Movie Partners in Crime Ralph Elsworth 1973-03-24
Series Arnie Unknown 1970-09-19
Series Love, American Style Unknown 1969-09-29
Movie Gidget Grows Up Russell Lawrence 1969-12-30
Series Here's Lucy Unknown 1968-09-23
Movie Five Golden Dragons Bob Mitchell 1967-08-03
Movie Promise Her Anything Dr. Philip Brock (as Bob Cummings) 1966-02-22
Movie Stagecoach Henry Gatewood (as Bob Cummings) 1966-04-21
Movie Hollywood My Home Town Unknown 1965-12-31
Series Green Acres Unknown 1965-09-15
Movie The Carpetbaggers Dan Pierce 1964-04-08
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Series Bewitched Unknown 1964-09-17
Movie What a Way to Go! Victor Stephanson 1964-10-12
Movie Hollywood Without Make-Up Unknown 1963-07-01
Movie Beach Party Prof. Robert 'Bob' Orwell Sutwell 1963-08-07
Series The Great Adventure Unknown 1963-09-27
Movie My Geisha Bob Moore 1962-03-09
Series The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown 1962-09-26
Series The New Bob Cummings Show Unknown 1961-10-05
Movie Gala Day at Disneyland Himself 1960-01-21
Movie Disneyland '59 Self 1959-06-15
Series The Twilight Zone Capt. James Embry 1959-10-02
Movie Bomber's Moon Colonel Culver 1958-05-22
Series The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour Unknown 1957-11-06
Series The Steve Allen Show Unknown 1956-06-24
Series Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater Unknown 1956-10-05
Series The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Self 1956-10-05
Series The Bob Cummings Show Bob Collins 1955-01-02
Movie Disneyland's Opening Day Broadcast Unknown 1955-07-17
Movie How To Be Very, Very Popular Fillmore 'Wedge' Wedgewood 1955-07-22
Movie Lucky Me Dick Carson 1954-04-09
Movie Twelve Angry Men Juror #8 1954-09-20
Movie Dial M for Murder Mark Halliday 1954-05-29
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Marry Me Again Bill 1953-09-22
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie The First Time Joe Bennett 1952-01-31
Series My Hero (US) Robert Beanblossom 1952-11-08
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie The Barefoot Mailman Sylvanus Hurley 1951-12-03
Movie Paid in Full Bill Prentice 1950-02-15
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Series Your Show of Shows Unknown 1950-02-25
Series What's My Line? Unknown 1950-02-02
Movie For Heaven's Sake Jeff Bolton 1950-12-15
Movie The Petty Girl George Petty, aka Andrew 'Andy' Tapp 1950-08-17
Series The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show Unknown 1950-10-12
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Movie The Accused Warren Ford 1949-01-14
Movie Reign of Terror Charles D'Aubigny 1949-10-15
Movie Free For All Christopher Parker 1949-11-01
Movie Tell It to the Judge Pete Webb 1949-11-18
Movie Sleep, My Love Bruce Elcott 1948-02-18
Series Studio One Juror #8 1948-11-07
Movie Let's Live a Little Duke Crawford 1948-12-09
Movie Heaven Only Knows Michael, aka Mike 1947-09-12
Movie The Lost Moment Lewis Venable 1947-11-21
Movie The Bride Wore Boots Jeff Warren 1946-06-05
Movie The Chase Chuck Scott 1946-11-16
Movie You Came Along Maj. Bob Collins 1945-07-04
Movie Forever and a Day Ned 1943-01-21
Movie Flesh and Fantasy Michael (segment 1) 1943-10-29
Movie Princess O'Rourke Eddie O'Rourke 1943-10-23
Movie Breakdowns of 1942 Self 1942-01-01
Movie Kings Row Parris Mitchell 1942-02-02
Movie Between Us Girls Jimmy Blake 1942-09-04
Movie Saboteur Barry Kane 1942-04-24
Movie Free and Easy Max Clemington 1941-02-28
Movie The Devil and Miss Jones Joe O'Brien 1941-04-11
Movie Moon Over Miami Jeffrey 'Jeff' Boulton II 1941-07-04
Movie It Started with Eve Johnny Reynolds Jr. 1941-09-26
Movie And One Was Beautiful Ridley Crane 1940-04-05
Movie Private Affairs Jimmy Nolan 1940-07-05
Movie One Night in the Tropics Steve Harper 1940-11-15
Movie Spring Parade Corporal Harry Marten 1940-09-27
Movie The Under-Pup Dennis Lane 1939-08-31
Movie Everything Happens at Night Ken Morgan 1939-12-22
Movie Three Smart Girls Grow Up Harry Loren 1939-03-24
Movie Charlie McCarthy, Detective Scotty Hamilton 1939-12-22
Movie Rio Bill Gregory 1939-12-29
Movie You and Me Jim 1938-06-01
Movie College Swing Radio Announcer 1938-04-29
Movie Touchdown, Army Cadet Jimmy Howal 1938-08-04
Movie The Texans Alan Sanford 1938-08-12
Movie Souls at Sea George Martin 1937-09-03
Movie The Last Train from Madrid Juan Ramos 1937-06-11
Movie Wells Fargo Dan Trimball, prospector 1937-12-31
Movie Border Flight Lt. Bob Dixon 1936-05-29
Movie Hollywood Boulevard Jay Wallace 1936-08-20
Movie Desert Gold Fordyce 'Ford' Mortimer 1936-03-26
Movie Arizona Mahoney Phillip Randall 1936-12-04
Movie Hideaway Girl Mike Winslow 1936-11-20
Movie The Accusing Finger Jimmy Ellis 1936-11-17
Movie The Virginia Judge Jim Preston 1935-09-17
Movie So Red the Rose George Pendleton 1935-12-20
Movie Seasoned Greetings The Beau/Husband in 'Sunny Weather' Number (uncredited) 1933-09-23
Movie Sons of the Desert Steamship Announcement Witness (uncredited) 1933-12-29
Movie The Golden Shower 'Broadway Al' Campbell 1919-11-30
Movie The Law of Compensation Horace Benton 1917-04-01
Movie Betsy Ross Joel Radley 1917-09-16