Robert Cummings (I) (1910–1990)

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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 ... See full bio »

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Known For

Dial M for Murder Mark Halliday
Saboteur Barry Kane
The Bob Cummings Show Bob Collins / Grandpa Josh Collins / Josh Collins / Grandpa / Grandpa Collins / Robert Cummings
The Lost Moment Lewis Venable


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 1979 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Eliott Smith
- Third Wheel/Grandmother's Day/Second String Mom (1979) ... Eliott Smith (as Bob Cummings)
 1978 Three on a Date (TV Movie)
Cab Driver (as Bob Cummings)
 1969-1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Walding (segment "Love and the Secret Spouse") / Grandpa (segment "Love and the Second Time") / Bert Palmer (segment "Love and the Pill")
- Love and the Cozy Comrades/Love and the Flunky/Love and the Hoodwinked Honey/Love and the Secret Spouse (1973) ... Walding (segment "Love and the Secret Spouse") (as Bob Cummings)
- Love and a Couple of Couples/Love and the Hustler/Love and the Pill (1969) ... Bert Palmer (segment "Love and the Pill") (as Bob Cummings)
 1973 Partners in Crime (TV Movie)
Ralph Elsworth
 1973 The Great American Beauty Contest (TV Movie)
Dan Carson (as Bob Cummings)
 1972-1973 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Robert Henning / Bob Collins
- Lucy and Her Genuine Twimby (1973) ... Robert Henning
- Lucy's Punctured Romance (1972) ... Bob Collins
 1971 The Good Life (TV Series)
- A Tremendous Sense of Loyalty (1971) ... Wedemeyer (as Bob Cummings)
 1971 Bewitched (TV Series)
Roland Berkley
- Samantha and the Troll (1971) ... Roland Berkley (as Bob Cummings)
 1971 Arnie (TV Series)
- Hello, Holly (1971) ... Hollingsworth
 1970 Here Come the Brides (TV Series)
Jack Crosse
- The She-Bear (1970) ... Jack Crosse (as Bob Cummings)
 1970 Green Acres (TV Series)
Mort Warner
- Rest and Relaxation (1970) ... Mort Warner (as Bob Cummings)
 1969 Gidget Grows Up (TV Movie)
Russ Lawrence (as Bob Cummings)
 1969 The Flying Nun (TV Series)
Father Walter Larson
- Speak the Speech, I Pray You (1969) ... Father Walter Larson (as Bob Cummings)
 1967 Five Golden Dragons
Bob Mitchell (as Bob Cummings)
 1964-1967 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Robert Silbey / Harvey Hines
- Blind Man's Bluff (1967) ... Robert Silbey
- The Square Peg (1964) ... Harvey Hines (as Bob Cummings)
 1966 Stagecoach
Henry Gatewood (as Bob Cummings)
 1966 Promise Her Anything
Dr. Philip Brock (as Bob Cummings)
 1964-1965 My Living Doll (TV Series)
Dr. Robert McDonald
- The Witness (1965) ... Dr. Robert McDonald
- Robotic Astronaut (1965) ... Dr. Robert McDonald
- The Lie (1965) ... Dr. Robert McDonald
- The Kleptomaniac (1965) ... Dr. Robert McDonald
- Rhoda's Forgery (1965) ... Dr. Robert McDonald
 1964 What a Way to Go!
Dr. Victor Stephanson (as Bob Cummings)
 1964 The Carpetbaggers
Dan Pierce (as Bob Cummings)
 1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse
- Plague (1964) ... Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse (as Bob Cummings)
 1963 Beach Party
Professor Sutwell (as Bob Cummings)
 1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
J.F. Kelly
- Last of the Private Eyes (1963) ... J.F. Kelly (as Bob Cummings)
 1962 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
- The Action in New Orleans (1962) ... Alabama
 1961-1962 The Bob Cummings Show (TV Series)
Bob Carson
- Fasten Your Money Belt (1962) ... Bob Carson
- North by Southeast (1962) ... Bob Carson
- Operation Cake Lift (1962) ... Bob Carson
- My Son, the Voodoo Doctor (1962) ... Bob Carson
- A Cuppa Cawfee, a Sangwich, and Youse (1962) ... Bob Carson
 1962 My Geisha
Bob Moore (as Bob Cummings)
 1960 Zane Grey Theatre (TV Series)
Lt. Charles Gatewood
- The Last Bugle (1960) ... Lt. Charles Gatewood
 1960 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Capt. James Embry
- King Nine Will Not Return (1960) ... Capt. James Embry (as Bob Cummings)
 1955-1959 The Bob Cummings Show (TV Series)
Bob Collins / Grandpa Josh Collins / Josh Collins / ...
- Bob Clashes with Ken (1959) ... Bob Collins (as Bob Cummings)
- The King vs. The Chorus Girl (1959) ... Bob Collins (as Bob Cummings)
- Bob, the Last Bachelor (1959) ... Bob Collins (as Bob Cummings)
- Bob Gets Hypnotized (1959) ... Bob Collins (as Bob Cummings)
- Bob and the Pediatrician (1959) ... Bob Collins (as Bob Cummings)
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Colonel Culver
- Bomber's Moon (1958) ... Colonel Culver (as Bob Cummings)
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Spencer O. Spencer
- Dual Control (1957) ... Spencer O. Spencer
- One Left Over (1957)
 1954-1957 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
Bob Collins / Bob Cummings
- A Marital Mix-Up (1957) ... Bob Collins
 1957 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Russ Baker
- Too Good with a Gun (1957) ... Russ Baker
 1954-1956 Studio One (TV Series)
George Lumley / Juror #8
- A Special Announcement (1956) ... George Lumley (as Bob Cummings)
- Twelve Angry Men (1954) ... Juror #8
 1955 How to Be Very, Very Popular
Fillmore 'Wedge' Wedgewood
 1954 Max Liebman Spectaculars (TV Series)
Jack Haggerty
- Best Foot Forward (1954) ... Jack Haggerty
 1954 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
Jeff Clark
- Floodtide (1954) ... Jeff Clark
 1954 Justice (TV Series)
- The Crisis (1954)
 1954 Dial M for Murder
Mark Halliday
 1954 Lucky Me
Dick Carson
 1954 Campbell Summer Soundstage (TV Series)
- The Test Case (1954)
 1953 Marry Me Again
 1952-1953 My Hero (TV Series)
Robert Beanblossom / Don Sherlock Holmes
- Surprise Party (1953) ... Robert Beanblossom
- The Duel (1953) ... Robert Beanblossom
- Cinderella's Revenge (1953) ... Robert Beanblossom
- Beauty Queen (1953) ... Robert Beanblossom (as Bob Cummings)
- Salt Water Daffy (1953) ... Robert Beanblossom
 1951-1952 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Farley / Wally
- Pattern for Glory (1952) ... Farley
- The Shiny People (1951) ... Wally
 1952 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- Lila, My Love (1952) ... Sawyer
 1952 Betty Crocker Star Matinee (TV Series)
- Sense of Humor (1952)
 1952 The First Time
Joe Bennet
 1951 The Barefoot Mailman
Sylvanus Hurley
 1951 Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (TV Series)
- The Luncheon (1951)
 1950 For Heaven's Sake
Jeff Bolton
 1950 Sure As Fate (TV Series)
- Run from the Sun (1950)
 1950 The Petty Girl
George Petty aka Andrew 'Andy' Tapp
 1950 Paid in Full
Bill Prentice
 1949 Free for All
Christopher Parker
 1949 Tell It to the Judge
Peter B. 'Pete' Webb
 1949 Reign of Terror
Charles D'Aubigny
 1949 The Accused
Warren Ford
 1948 Let's Live a Little
Duke Crawford
 1948 Sleep, My Love
Bruce Elcott
 1947 The Lost Moment
Lewis Venable
 1947 Heaven Only Knows
Michael, aka Mike
 1946 The Chase
Chuck Scott
 1946 The Bride Wore Boots
Jeff Warren
 1945 You Came Along
Maj. Bob Collins
 1943 Flesh and Fantasy
Michael (Episode 1)
 1943 Princess O'Rourke
Eddie O'Rourke
 1943 Forever and a Day
Ned Trimble
 1942 Between Us Girls
Jimmy Blake
 1942 Saboteur
Barry Kane
 1942 Kings Row
Parris Mitchell
 1941 It Started with Eve
Jonathan Reynolds Jr.
 1941 Moon Over Miami
Jeffrey Bolton
 1941 The Devil and Miss Jones
Joe O'Brien
 1941 Free and Easy
Max Clemington
 1940 One Night in the Tropics
Steve Harper
 1940 Spring Parade
Corporal Harry Marten
 1940 Private Affairs
Jimmy Nolan
 1940 And One Was Beautiful
Ridley Crane
 1939 Charlie McCarthy, Detective
Scotty Hamilton
 1939 Everything Happens at Night
Ken Morgan
 1939 Rio
Bill Gregory
 1939 The Under-Pup
Dennis King
 1939 Three Smart Girls Grow Up
Harry Loren
 1938 I Stand Accused
Frederick A. Davis
 1938 Touchdown, Army
Cadet Jimmy Howal
 1938 The Texans
Alan Sanford
 1938 You and Me
 1938 College Swing
Radio Announcer
 1937 Wells Fargo
Dan Trimball - Prospector
 1937 Sophie Lang Goes West
Curley Griffin
 1937 Souls at Sea
George Martin
 1937 The Last Train from Madrid
Juan Ramos
 1936 Arizona Mahoney
Phillip Randall
 1936 Hideaway Girl
Mike Winslow
 1936 The Accusing Finger
Jimmy Ellis
 1936 Hollywood Boulevard
Jay Wallace
 1936 Three Cheers for Love
Jimmy Tuttle
 1936 Border Flight
Lt. Bob Dixon
 1936 Forgotten Faces
Clinton Faraday
 1936 Desert Gold
Fordyce 'Ford' Mortimer
 1935 Millions in the Air
 1935 The Virginia Judge
Jim Preston
 1935 So Red the Rose
George Pendleton
 1933 Sons of the Desert
Steamship Announcement Witness (uncredited)
 1933 Seasoned Greetings (Short)
Lita's Husband - Sunny Weather Number (uncredited)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (9 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (57 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (11 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

(Summer 1968) Stage: Appeared in William Goodhart and Walter Wager's play, "Generation," performed in a Kenley Players production at the Packard Music Hall Theatre in Warren, OH. John Kenley was artistic director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Blade Stanhope Conway | Bob Cummings | Bruce Hutchens


5' 10" (1.78 m)


Martha "Jane" Burzynski  (his death) | See more »

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[In 1978] I've been in this business 50 years and I'm a nervous wreck! I'm getting too old for all this excitement. I've already lost eight pounds from running around the stage. I'll just have to pray to St. Jude and I'm not even Catholic. See more »


Was good friends with Ann B. Davis and Dwayne Hickman, during and after The Bob Cummings Show (1955). See more »


A couple of his sitcoms focused on his real-life abilities in World War II



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