Robert Cummings

Actor, Author
Amiable leading man who hit his peak in the early 1940s. Perennially youthful, Cummings started his film career in light comedies but proved his dramatic talents in the two Hitchcock films in which he starred: as the ... Read more »
Born: 06/08/1910 in Joplin, Missouri, USA

Filmography

Actor (53)

In An Instant 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Celebration 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 38th Annual Emmy Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Partners in Crime 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Promise Her Anything 1966 (Movie)

Dr Peter Brock (Actor)

Stagecoach 1966 (Movie)

Mr Gatewood (Actor)

My Living Doll 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

Beach Party 1963 (Movie)

Professor Sutwell (Actor)

Last of the Private Eyes 1962 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

The Carpetbaggers 1963 (Movie)

Dan Pierce (Actor)

What a Way to Go! 1963 (Movie)

Doctor Steffanson (Actor)

My Geisha 1961 (Movie)

Bob Moore (Actor)

Hedda Hopper's Hollywood 1959 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars 1951 - 1959 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bob Cummings Show 1954 - 1959 (Tv Show)

Actor

Studio One 1948 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

How to Be Very, Very Popular 1955 (Movie)

Wedgewood (Actor)

Dial M For Murder 1954 (Movie)

Mark Halliday (Actor)

Lucky Me 1954 (Movie)

Dick Carson (Actor)

Forever and a Day 1943 (Movie)

Ned Trimble (Actor)

Saboteur 1941 (Movie)

(Actor)

Kings Row 1940 (Movie)

Parris Mitchell (Actor)

The Devil and Miss Jones 1940 (Movie)

Joe [O'Brien] (Actor)

College Swing 1937 (Movie)

(Actor)

Souls at Sea 1936 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Last Train From Madrid 1936 (Movie)

Juan Ramos (Actor)

Wells Fargo 1936 (Movie)

Dan Trimball - Prospector (Actor)

Free and Easy 1930 (Movie)

Max Clemington (Actor)

Arizona Mahoney (Movie)

Randall (Actor)

Between Us Girls (Movie)

Jimmy Blake (Actor)

Charlie McCarthy, Detective (Movie)

Scotty Hamilton (Actor)

Desert Gold (Movie)

Fordyce Mortimer (Actor)

Everything Happens at Night (Movie)

Ken Morgan (Actor)

First Lady (Movie)

Man (Actor)

Flesh and Fantasy (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

For Heaven's Sake (Movie)

Jeff Bolton (Actor)

Gidget Grows Up (TV Show)

Actor

It Started With Eve (Movie)

Jonathon Reynolds, Jr. (Actor)

One Night in the Tropics (Movie)

Steve Harper (Actor)

Sleep, My Love (Movie)

Bruce Elcott (Actor)

Spring Parade (Movie)

Harry Marten (Actor)

Tell It to the Judge (Movie)

Pete Webb (Actor)

The Accusing Finger (Movie)

Jimmy Ellis (Actor)

The Black Book (Movie)

Charles D'Aubigny (Actor)

The Bride Wore Boots (Movie)

Jeff Warren (Actor)

The Love Boat (TV Show)

Actor

The Petty Girl (Movie)

George Petty (Actor)

The Texans (Movie)

Capt. Alan Sanford (Actor)

Three Smart Girls Grow Up (Movie)

Harry Loren (Actor)

Three on a Date (TV Show)

Actor

You and Me (Movie)

Jim (Actor)

Biography

Amiable leading man who hit his peak in the early 1940s. Perennially youthful, Cummings started his film career in light comedies but proved his dramatic talents in the two Hitchcock films in which he starred: as the naive, innocent aircraft worker in "Saboteur" (1942) and "Dial M For Murder" (1954) as well as Sam Wood's "King's Row" (1942) and Martin Gabel's "The Lost Moment" (1947).

Relationships

Charles Cummings

Father
nurtured him with a high-protein diet and food supplements that Cummings later credited for maintaining his youth and vigor

Martha Cummings

Wife
Married from 1989 until his death 1990

Ruth Cummings

Mother

Laurel Cummings

Daughter
mother, Mary Elliott

Melinda Cummings

Daughter
mother, Mary Elliott

Patricia Cummings

Daughter
mother, Mary Elliott

Anthony Cummings

Son
born in 1957 mother, Mary Elliott

Robert Cummings

Son
earned part of medical school expenses by working as his father's stand-in on remake of "Stagecoach" (1966) mother, Edna Myers

Mary Elliott

Wife
Married in 1945; married by Cummings' mother

Regina Fong

Wife
Was Cummings' secretary Married on March 27, 1971; time and date of wedding chosen after consulting three astrologers Divorced

Vivi Janiss Actor

Wife

Edna Myers

Wife

EDUCATION

Drury College

Springfield , Missouri
attended one year

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

New York , New York
attended one year

Carnegie Institute of Technology

Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania
attended one year

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

1993

Milestones

1952

TV series debut in "My Hero"

1939

Began playing leading roles in features (date approximate)

1935

Film acting debut in "So Red the Rose"

1931

Broadway debut as Blade Stanhope Conway

Starred on the popular TV sitcom, "Love That Bob/The Robert Cummings Show"

Served as flight instructor in WWII

Bonus Trivia

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Robert Cummings suffered from Parkinson's disease.

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