Robert Cummings

Robert Cummings

  • Born on
    • June 10th, 1910
  • Died on
    • December 2nd, 1990
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.

Starring Robert Cummings on Plex


Acting (28 Credits)

1969Gidget Grows Up as Russell Lawrence
1966Promise Her Anything as Dr. Philip Brock
1966Stagecoach as Henry Gatewood (as Bob Cummings)
1964The Carpetbaggers as Dan Pierce
1964What a Way to Go! as Victor Stephanson
1963Beach Party as Prof. Robert 'Bob' Orwell Sutwell
1962My Geisha as Bob Moore
1954Lucky Me as Dick Carson
1954Dial M for Murder as Mark Halliday
1949Reign of Terror as Charles D'Aubigny
1949The Accused as Warren Ford
1949Tell It to the Judge as Pete Webb
1948Sleep, My Love as Bruce Elcott
1947The Lost Moment as Lewis Venable
1946The Chase as Chuck Scott
1943Princess O'Rourke as Eddie O'Rourke
1943Flesh and Fantasy as Michael (segment 1)
1943Forever and a Day as Ned
1942Kings Row as Parris Mitchell
1942Saboteur as Barry Kane
1941The Devil and Miss Jones as Joe O'Brien
1941It Started with Eve as Johnny Reynolds Jr.
1941Moon Over Miami as Jeffrey 'Jeff' Boulton II
1940One Night in the Tropics as Steve Harper
1938You and Me as Jim
1937Souls at Sea as George Martin
1937Wells Fargo as Dan Trimball, prospector
1933Sons of the Desert as Steamship Announcement Witness (uncredited)


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