Happy Birthday: Robert Cummings (1910–1990)

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robertcummingsHappy Birthday Robert Cummings (1910–1990)

Born: Charles Clarence Robert Orville Cummings
June 9, 1910 in Joplin, Missouri, USA

Died: December 2, 1990 (age 80) in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA


[on his lifelong devotion to healthy eating] I’d love to tell all those critics how well I feel today because of my diet. But they’re all dead.

The girls have it easy, everything they wear in pictures is suppled by the studio- their dress, stockings, shoes, underwear, jewelry, hair, even their falsies. They could arrive at the studio naked, if they cared to. But the actor has to pay for everything himself. He even has to bring his own toupee, if he wears one.

I had to have a sharp wardrobe and a fancy car and foot the bill at the night clubs. And my date, who was earning 10 times as much as I was, would brag…

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