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Charles Clarence Robert Orville Cummings
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Dial M for Murder
Charles Clarence Robert Orville Cummings (June 9, 1910 – December 2, 1990), known professionally as Bob Cummings, was an American motion picture 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 married five times and fathered seven children. He was a staunch advocate of natural foods and a healthy diet and authored a book, Stay Young and Vital (1960), on health foods and exercise. In reference to refined products such as white flour, white rice, and sugar, he was quoted as saying, "Never eat anything white." Cummings` son, Tony Cummings, played Rick Halloway in the daytime serial Another World in the early 1980s. Cummings died in 1990 at the age of 80. He was interred in the Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California.
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