Job Actor
Years active 1931-1990
Known for Well-meaning, pleasant but somewhat bumbling young men
Top Roles Eddie O'Rourke, Jeffrey 'Jeff' Boulton II, Jimmy Nolan, Dr. Victor Stephanson, Mark Halliday
Top GenresComedy, Drama, Romance, Musical, Crime, Mystery
Top TopicsRomance (Comic), Marriage, Based on Play
Top Collaborators (Director), (Producer), (Director), (Producer)
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Robert Cummings Overview:

Legendary actor, Robert Cummings, was born Charles Clarence Cummings on Jun 9, 1910 in Joplin, MO. Cummings died at the age of 80 on Dec 2, 1990 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.


Perennially young, ever-smiling, black-haired American leading man, most at home in light comedy-romance where his skill at throwaway humor was best displayed. But he could be effectively used in drama, as proved by Sam Wood in Kings Row and Hitchcock in Saboteur. One of the earliest Hollywood entrants into TV, where he had his own show from 1955 to 1961. Made film debut as crowd player under the name Blade Stanhope Conway. Later billed (after 1962) as Bob Cummings. Suffered from Parkinson's Disease in later years. Died from kidney failure.

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He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Television and Motion Pictures. Cummings was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Did you know? Actor , born Charles Clarence Robert Orville Cummings, was Godson to aviation pioneer Orville Wright.?Wright taught him to fly while Cummings was still in high school, and Cummings made his first solo flight in 1927 at the age of 16. Cummings gave local residents rides i... Read full article

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Robert Cummings Quotes:

Penny Craig: Did you have any trouble finding the house?
Harry Loren: Yes, I walked past it twice. I thought it was a Museum of Natural History or something the WPA built.

Lance Gale: [Condescendingly after Jeff has fallen off his horse] After all, it was just a little accident. One time or another, I suppose, I've broken about every bone in my body.
Jeff Warren: [Clearly annoyed at him] Except your neck!

Eddie O'Rourke: Prince... Here, Prince!

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Had his 80th birthday party, just 6 months before his death.

Beginning in 1946, he served as Executive Producer of United World Productions.

Son Tony Cummings is a former soap actor. He was best known for playing Rick Halloway on "Another World" (1964) in 1981.

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