Cummings, Robert

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Cummings, Robert Gender: M
Cummings, Charles Clarence Robert Orville
born on 9 June 1910 at 19:30 (= 7:30 PM )
Place Joplin, Missouri, 37n05, 94w31
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 18°17' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 22°15 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 17°56'

Robert Cummings


American actor, an eternal juvenile who was still youthful looking at 60. He made a Broadway debut in 1931, faking a British accent and introducing himself as Blade Stanhope Conway. When he went to Hollywood, he faked a southern drawl and presented himself as Brice Hutchens, a Texan. He later reclaimed his own name and made films from 1935, including "King's Row," "Dial M For Murder" and "How to be Very Popular." In his 20-year career, Cummings made more than a hundred pictures. On TV into his 70s, his work included the series "My Hero," 1954 and "The Bob Cummings Show" 1955-1959. In 1954 he won an Emmy for a dramatic role on TV, "Twelve Angry Men."

He was a health-food and vitamin advocate with a hobby of flying small aircraft. He is the author of a book on nutrition called "How to Stay Young and Vital," and for a time operated Bob Cummings Inc, which sold vitamins and food supplements. In 1972, the firm was accused by the state attorney general of operating an "endless chain" or pyramid scheme by making its profits from recruiting investors rather than from product sales.

He married five times and had a total of seven kids, three sons and four daughters. His drawn-out divorce from his third wife in 1969 on the grounds of cruelty was highly publicized. She contested the action and it was not until 1970 when California adopted its "no-fault" divorce law that he was able to carry it through. They divided his $700,000 community property. His fifth wife, in August 1989, was a former fan who wrote to him.

While suffering from Parkinson's disease, Cummings was admitted to the hospital on 18 November 1990 and died of kidney failure and pneumonia on 2 December 1990, Woodland Hills, CA.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : New Career 1931 (Broadway debut)
  • Work : New Job 1935 (Started in film)
  • Work : New Job 1954 (My Hero)
  • Work : Prize 1954 (Emmy award)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1955 (The Bob Cummings Show)
  • Work : End Major Project 1959 (The Bob Cummings Show)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1969 (Ugly divorce, high publicity)
  • Financial : Worst Period 1972 (Business accused of pyramiding)
  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 18 November 1990 (Hospitalized)
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  • Death by Disease 2 December 1990 (Pneumonia/kidney failure, age 80)
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Source Notes

Circle No.729 quotes "Righter's Guidebook," 1957.LMR quotes Cummings that he was Righter's client. His birth year seems to be confirmed by census data. However, many websources give 1908 as his year of birth, perhaps based on his obituary in The NY Times which noted “The actor, whose original name was Charles Clarence Robert Orville Cummings, was born on June 9, 1908, in Joplin, Mo., according to major reference works, although he later gave the year as 1910. His mother was a minister, and his father was a physician who nurtured him with a high-protein diet and food supplements that he later credited for maintaining his youth and vigor" PT notes that his death certificate in the California index gives his birth year as 1910 and is NOT listed in the Missouri index for births pre-1910 but he IS listed in the 1930 census as having been born "about 1911."


  • Traits : Body : Diet unusual (Health food, many vitamins)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Parkinson's
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Pneumonia (Terminal)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Kidney (Failure, terminal)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Age difference more than 15 yrs (Prefered much younger girls)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Five)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Seven, four daughters and three sons)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 80)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Over 100 films)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Legitimate theater, secondary)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star (My Hero, The Bob Cummings Show)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Health)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book