The Bob Cummings Show (Love That Bob) Timeline
- January 2, 1955-September 1955. The show airs on NBC.
- September 1, 1955-September 19, 1957. The show airs on CBS.
- September 24, 1957-September 15, 1959. The show airs on NBC.
- September 3, 1997. Archive of American Television interview with producer Paul Henning.
- March 12, 2004. Archive of American Television interview with Ann B. Davis.
- December 17, 2004. There is a book about Joi Lansing called Comfort and Joi by Joseph Dougherty. It is available at www.amazon.com.
April 22, 2007. This is Ann B. Davis at the 2007 TV Land Awards when "The Brady Bunch" won the Pop Culture Award. Ann played the part of Alice Nelson on the show.
- September 20, 2007. Close-ups Conversations with our TV Favorites by Eddie Lucas has an interview with actor Dwayne Hickman. The rest of the book has interviews with stars from other shows. The book is available at www.amazon.com
The title change of the show to Love That Bob came later when it was moved to daytime and then into syndication.
Bob Cummings played Bob Collins, a swinging bachelor and a professional beautiful model photographer. In his leisure time, Bob loved the ladies and had frequent dates with those gorgeous women.
Bob's grandfather Josh Collins (also played by Bob Cummings) was up in years and lived in Joplin, Missouri (in real life this was Cummings' birthplace). In this scene while Bob is away, Grandpa runs the camera in the photography studio.
Bob lived with his widowed sister Margaret MacDonald (Rosemary DeCamp) and her son Chuck MacDonald (Dwayne Hickman).
Bob's office assistant was Charmaine 'Schultzy' Schultz (Ann B. Davis) who added a lot of fun and comedy to the show. She's pictured here with Grandpa.
The Bob Cummings Show (Love That Bob) credits
Producer - Paul Henning
Director - Rodney Amateau
Announcer - Bill Baldwin
Music - Mahlon Merrick, Lou Kosloff
Bob Collins - Bob Cummings
Josh Collins, Bob's grandfather - Bob Cummings
Charmaine "Schultzy" Schultz, Bob's gal Friday - Ann B. Davis
Margaret MacDonald, Bob's widowed sister - Rosemary DeCamp
Chuck MacDonald, Margaret's son - Dwayne Hickman
Pamela Livingstone, birdwatcher that liked Bob - Nancy Kulp
Paul Fonda, a military buddy of Bob's, would appear occasionally, Bob thought Paul was a wolf with the women, so Bob really didn't like it when Paul wanted a date with Margaret - Lyle Talbot
Harvey Helm, Bob's Air Force buddy - King Donovan
Ruth Helm, Harvey's wife - Mary Lawrence
Tommy Helm, son of Harvey & Ruth - Charles Herbert
Mrs. Neemeyer, neighbor - Marjorie Bennett
Shirley Swanson, blonde bombshell, Bob's model - Joi Lansing
Collette DuBois, Bob's model - Lisa Gaye
Mary Beth Hall, Bob's model - Gloria Marshall
Ingrid Goude, Miss Sweden 1956, Bob's model - Herself
Francine Williams, Chuck's girlfriend - Diane Jergens
Olive Sturgess, Chuck's girlfriend - Carol Henning (producer Paul Henning's daughter)
Tammy Johnson - Tammy Lea Marihugh
Partial list of The Bob Cummings Show (Love That Bob) episodes
Bob Goes To The Moon 4/1/58. Viewable online at the Internet Archive.
Bob's Forgotten Fiancee 6/17/58. Viewable online at the Internet Archive.
Bob and Schultzy Reunite 9/23/58. Viewable online at the Internet Archive.
Bob Plays Margaret's Game 12/23/58. Viewable online at the Internet Archive. The record that Chuck dances to briefly sounds like a version of the closing credits of "The Life of Riley". It's 8:14 into the episode.
Search for Love That Bob at the Internet Archive for more episodes that you can view online.
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According to Reel Media International, some episodes of this show are in the public domain. The Bob Cummings Show and Love That Bob are listed separately.
Dwayne Hickman's website
ROBERT "BOB" CUMMINGS
Clarence Robert Orville Cummings was born in Joplin, Missouri. The actor played in romantic comedies and dramas. His first film role was as an extra in Sons of the Desert (1933). His career spanned over the 1930s through the 1970s. He won an emmy for his performance as a juror in Twelve Angry Men on CBS-TV's Studio One (9/20/54).
He was into healthy foods and wrote a book called How to Stay Young and Vital. He had seven children and was married three times.
His movie credits include Moon Over Miami (1941), Kings Row (1942), Saboteur (1942), Lost Moment (1947), Dial M For Murder (1954).
His TV credits include The Bob Cummings Show (1955-59) (1961-62) and My Living Doll (1964-65). Bob and actress Julie Newmar did not get along. He left with five episodes that needed to be shot.
Robert Cummings was born June 10, 1908 and passed on, on December 2, 1990.
New York Times page for Bob Cummings
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The Bob Cummings Show last updated 6/3/10