thefilmarchive.org Charles Clarence Robert Orville Cummings (June 9, 1910 — December 2, 1990), mostly known professionally as Robert Cummings but sometimes as Bob Cummings, was an American film and television actor. Cummings performed mainly in comedies, but was effective in his few dramas, especially two Alfred Hitchcock films, Saboteur (1942) and Dial M for Murder (1954). Cummings began a long career on television in 1952, starring in the comedy My Hero. He received an Emmy award for his portrayal of “Juror Number Eight,” in the first televised performance of Twelve Angry Men, a live production which aired in 1954 (Henry Fonda played the same role in the feature film adaptation). Cummings was one of the anchors on ABC’s live broadcast of Disneyland’s opening day in 1955. From 1955 through 1959, Cummings starred on a successful NBC sitcom, The Bob Cummings Show (known as Love That Bob in reruns), in which he played Bob Collins, an ex-World War II pilot who became a successful professional photographer, and as a bachelor in 1950’s Los Angeles, thought himself to be quite the ladies’ man. This sitcom was noted for some very risque humor for its time. His co-stars were Rosemary DeCamp, as his sister, Margaret MacDonald, and Dwayne Hickman, as his nephew, Chuck MacDonald. Cummings also was a guest on the NBC interview program Here’s Hollywood. He also made an appearance at Disneyland’s grand opening on July 17, 1955. In 1960, Cummings starred in “King Nine Will Not Return

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