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Charles Clarence Robert Orville Cummings (June 9, 1910 – December 2, 1990),[1] was an American film and television actor known mainly for his roles in comedy films such as The Devil and Miss Jones
The Devil and Miss Jones
(1941) and Princess O'Rourke
Princess O'Rourke
(1943), but was also effective in dramatic films, especially two of Alfred Hitchcock's thrillers, Saboteur (1942) and Dial M for Murder
Dial M for Murder
(1954).[2] Cummings received five Primetime Emmy Award nominations, and won the Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Single Performance in 1955. On February 8, 1960, he received two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
for his contributions to the motion picture and television industries.[1] The motion picture star is at 6816 Hollywood
Hollywood
Boulevard, the television star is on 1718 Vine Street.[3]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Acting career

2.1 Blade Stanhope Conway 2.2 Bruce Hutchens 2.3 Paramount 2.4 Universal 2.5 A series of classic films

3 World War II 4 Postwar career

4.1 Producer

5 Television career

5.1 The Bob Cummings Show

6 1960s 7 Later career 8 Personal life 9 Death 10 Filmography 11 Stage work 12 Television credits 13 Radio credits 14 References 15 External links

Early life[edit] Cummings was born in Joplin, Missouri, a son of Dr. Charles Clarence Cummings and the former Ruth Annabelle Kraft.[4] His father was a surgeon, who was part of the original medical staff of St. John's Hospital
Hospital
in Joplin. He was the founder of the Jasper County Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis
Hospital
Hospital
in Webb City, Missouri.[5] Cummings' mother was an ordained minister of the Science of Mind.[4] While attending Joplin High School, Cummings was taught to fly by his godfather, Orville Wright, the aviation pioneer.[2] His first solo was on March 3, 1927.[6] During high school, Cummings gave Joplin residents rides in his aircraft for $5 per person.[5] When the government began licensing flight instructors, Cummings was issued flight instructor certificate No. 1, making him the first official flight instructor in the United States.[6][7] Cummings studied briefly at Drury College
Drury College
in Springfield, Missouri, but his love of flying caused him to transfer to the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He studied aeronautical engineering for a year before he dropped out because of financial reasons, his family having lost heavily in the 1929 stock market crash.[5] Since the American Academy of Dramatic Arts
American Academy of Dramatic Arts
in New York City paid its male actors $14 a week, Cummings decided to study there.[8] Acting career[edit] Cummings studied drama for two years before appearing on Broadway in 1931.[5] Blade Stanhope Conway[edit] As British actors were in demand, Cummings traveled to England
England
and learned to mimic an upper-class English accent. He had a brief career on Broadway under the name Blade Stanhope Conway, posing as an Englishman.[8][5] His credits include The Roof by John Galsworthy
John Galsworthy
with Henry Hull
Henry Hull
which ran from October to November 1931.[9] In 1933, Cummings met and two years later married his second wife, Vivi Janiss, a native of Nebraska, with whom he appeared (billed as "Brice Hutchins") in The Ziegfeld Follies
Ziegfeld Follies
of 1934.[10] He had a small role in Sons of the Desert
Sons of the Desert
(1933) and in the musical short Seasoned Greetings (1933). Bruce Hutchens[edit] In 1934, he changed his name to "Brice Hutchens", having assumed the persona of a wealthy Texan.[8][5][11] He appeared under this name in Ziegfeld Follies
Ziegfeld Follies
of 1934 which ran from January to June in 1934.[12] Paramount[edit] Cummings then began to use his own name, acting throughout the 1930s as a contract player in a number of supporting roles.He was at first under contract to Paramount. He made his film debut in The Virginia Judge (1935), at Paramount. This was followed by So Red the Rose (1935).[13] He had his first major role in Millions in the Air
Millions in the Air
(1935).[5][14] He had a good role in the Western Desert Gold (1936) then was in Forgotten Faces (1936), Border Flight (1936), Three Cheers for Love (1936), Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood Boulevard
(1936), The Accusing Finger (1936), Hideaway Girl
Hideaway Girl
(1936), Arizona Mahoney
Arizona Mahoney
(1936), and The Last Train from Madrid (1937). Most of these were 'B' pictures. He had a small role in an 'A' picture, Souls at Sea
Souls at Sea
(1937), then was in Sophie Lang Goes West (1937), Wells Fargo (1937), College Swing
College Swing
(1938), You and Me (1938) (directed by Fritz Lang), The Texans
The Texans
(1938), and Touchdown, Army (1938). In the mid 1930s he and his mother received $1 million from mining stock, once thought to be worthless, which was left to them by Cummings' father.[15] He left Paramount to play the lead in a crime movie for Republic, I Stand Accused (1938). Universal[edit] Cummings then signed with Universal. He was a romantic lead in Three Smart Girls Grow Up (1939), with Deanna Durbin, for producer Joe Pasternak. Next he supported Gloria Jean in The Under-Pup
The Under-Pup
(1939). He supported Basil Rathbone and Victor McLaglen in Rio (1939), then was borrowed by 20th Century Fox to romance Sonia Henie
Sonia Henie
in Everything Happens at Night (1939). He was over to MGM for And One Was Beautiful (1940). Back at Universal he was in a comedy, Private Affairs (1940), then romanced Durbin in Spring Parade
Spring Parade
(1940). Cummings made his mark in the CBS Radio
CBS Radio
network's dramatic serial titled Those We Love, which ran from 1938 to 1945. Cummings played the role of David Adair, opposite Richard Cromwell, Francis X. Bushman, and Nan Grey. A series of classic films[edit] He was one of the leads in the comedy One Night in the Tropics
One Night in the Tropics
(1940), the film that introduced Abbott and Costello. MGM borrowed him for Free and Easy (1941), then he was over to RKO for one of his most popular movies, The Devil and Miss Jones
The Devil and Miss Jones
(1941), as Jean Arthur's love interest, from a script by Norman Krasna and directed by Sam Wood. 20th Century Fox borrowed him for Moon Over Miami (1941), an enormously successful Betty Grable
Betty Grable
musical. Pasternak used him in It Started with Eve (1941), from a script by Krasna, opposite Deanna Durbin, and another big hit. Cummings was borrowed by Warner Bros, who were making a film of Kings Row (1942), directed by Sam Wood. It provided Cummings with one of his best roles.

Robert Cummings
Robert Cummings
in Saboteur, 1942

Cummings starred in the Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock
spy thriller Saboteur (1942), made at Universal, with Priscilla Lane
Priscilla Lane
and Norman Lloyd. He played Barry Kane, an aircraft worker wrongfully accused of espionage, trying to clear his name. He followed it with Between Us Girls
Between Us Girls
(1942) a comedy with Diana Barrymore and Princess O'Rourke
Princess O'Rourke
(made 1942, released 1943), Krasna's directorial debut. Cummings was meant to be in Fired Wife with Teresa Wright, Charles Coburn and Eddie Anderson. However, when he found out these actors would not be in the film he pulled out. Universal put him on suspension. Cummings argued that Universal tried to put him in minor roles to hurt his career. He later sued the studio.[16] He won.[17] World War II[edit] In November 1942, Cummings joined the United States
United States
Army Air Forces.[18] During World War II, he served as a flight instructor.[2][5] After the war, Cummings served as a pilot in the United States
United States
Air Force Reserve, where he achieved the rank of Captain.[19] Cummings played aircraft pilots in several of his postwar film roles. During the war service he had small roles in the all-star Forever and a Day (1943) and Flesh and Fantasy
Flesh and Fantasy
(1943). Postwar career[edit] In 1945 he starred in You Came Along
You Came Along
(1945) for Hal B. Wallis, directed by John Farrow
John Farrow
with a screenplay by Ayn Rand. The Army Air Forces pilot Cummings played ("Bob Collins") died off camera, but was resurrected ten years later for his television show. The Bride Wore Boots
The Bride Wore Boots
(1946) was a comedy at Paramount with Barbara Stanwyck. He had the lead in two films for Nero Films, releasing through United Artists: a film noir, The Chase (1946) and a Western, Heaven Only Knows (1947). In 1947, Cummings had reportedly earned $110,000 in the past 12 months.[20] The Lost Moment
The Lost Moment
(1947) was a film noir for Walter Wanger
Walter Wanger
at Universal based on The Aspern Papers
The Aspern Papers
by Henry James. It was a big flop at the box office. Sleep, My Love (1948) was more successful; another noir, directed by Douglas Sirk. Producer[edit] Cummings formed his own company, United California Productions. Its first film, Let's Live a Little
Let's Live a Little
(1948) was a romantic comedy with Hedy Lamarr, and was released through United Artists. Cummings announced a series of projects: Ho the Fair Wind from a novel by IAR Wylie, The Glass Heart by Mary Holland, Poisonous Paradise (a docu-drama for which some footage had been shot called Jungle), Password to Love by Howard Irving Young, and a remake of Two Hearts in Three Quarter Time. Cummings was also trying to interest Norman Krasna into writing the story of how Cummings broke into acting.[21] He did The Accused (1949) for Hall Wallis at Paramount, supporting Loretta Young. Reign of Terror (1949) was a thriller set in the French Revolution for director Anthony Mann. Eagle Lion was co-produced by Cummings' company. There were comedies: Free for All (1949) at Universal; Tell It to the Judge (1949), with Rosalind Russell, at Columbia. Paid in Full (1950) was a drama for Hal Wallis at Paramount and The Petty Girl (1950) was a musical at Columbia with Joan Caulfield. He supported Clifton Webb
Clifton Webb
in For Heaven's Sake (1950) at Fox, then played a con man in The Barefoot Mailman
The Barefoot Mailman
(1950) at Columbia. He was in a Broadway play Faithfully Yours which had a short run in late 1951.[22] At Columbia he was in The First Time (1952) one of the first films of Frank Tashlin. Cummings was one of the four stars featured in the short-run radio version of Four Star Playhouse. Television career[edit]

Robert Cummings
Robert Cummings
and Julie Newmar
Julie Newmar
in a publicity still for My Living Doll

Cummings began a long career on television in 1952, starring in the comedy My Hero (1952–53) which ran for 33 episodes. He was in Marry Me Again
Marry Me Again
(1953), at RKO for Tashlin, then supported Doris Day
Doris Day
in a musical at Warners, Lucky Me (1954).[23] Cummings was chosen by producer John Wayne
John Wayne
as his co-star to play airline pilot Captain Sullivan in The High and the Mighty, partly due to Cummings' flying experience; however, director William A. Wellman overruled Wayne and hired Robert Stack
Robert Stack
for the part.[24] Cummings starred in another Hitchcock film, Dial M for Murder
Dial M for Murder
(1954), as Mark Halliday, co-starring with Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly
and Ray Milland. The film was a box-office success.[2][5] In 1955 Cummings announced he would form his own production company, Laurel (named after his daughter and the street he lived in, Laurel Way). He intended to make a film called The Damned from a novel by John D. MacDonald
John D. MacDonald
directed by Frank Tashlin.[25] However no film resulted. He received the 1955 Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Single Performance for his portrayal of Juror Number Eight in Westinghouse Studio One's live production of Twelve Angry Men. ( Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
played the same role in the feature film adaptation.)[5] Cummings was one of the hosts on ABC's live broadcast of the opening day of Disneyland
Disneyland
on July 17, 1955, along with Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
and Art Linkletter. On that day, during ABC's live broadcast of the grand opening of Disneyland
Disneyland
in 1955, Bob Cummings realized the camera was on him, when, just moments before, he'd been passionately embracing the young woman in a bonnet with the stricken look on [1] her face.[26] He was reunited with Betty Grable
Betty Grable
in How to Be Very, Very Popular (1955). The Bob Cummings Show[edit] From 1955 through 1959, Cummings starred on a successful NBC sitcom, The Bob Cummings Show
The Bob Cummings Show
(known as Love That Bob in reruns), in which he played Bob Collins, a former World War II
World War II
pilot who became a successful professional photographer. As a bachelor in 1950s Los Angeles, the character considered himself quite the ladies' man. This sitcom was noted for some very risqué humor for its time.[citation needed] A popular feature of the program was Cummings' portrayal of his elderly grandfather. His co-stars were Rosemary DeCamp
Rosemary DeCamp
as his sister, Margaret MacDonald, Dwayne Hickman, as his nephew, Chuck MacDonald, and Ann B. Davis, in her first television success, as his assistant Charmaine "Schultzy" Schultz. Cummings also was a guest on the NBC interview program Here's Hollywood.[5] 1960s[edit] In 1960 Cummings starred in "King Nine Will Not Return", the opening episode of the second season of CBS's The Twilight Zone. The New Bob Cummings Show
The New Bob Cummings Show
followed on CBS for one season, from 1961 to 1962. Cummings is depicted as the owner and pilot of Aerocar
Aerocar
N102D and this aircraft was featured on his show.[27] It only lasted 22 episodes. Cummings returned to films with support roles in My Geisha
My Geisha
(1962), written by Krasna. He was top billed in Beach Party (1963) although the film is better remembered today for introducing the teaming of Frankie Avalon
Frankie Avalon
and Annette Funicello. He had good roles in The Carpetbaggers (1964) and What a Way to Go! (1964). In 1964–65 Cummings starred in another CBS sitcom, My Living Doll, which co-starred Julie Newmar
Julie Newmar
as Rhoda the robot. It lasted 26 episodes and Cummings left after 21. He has supporting roles in Promise Her Anything
Promise Her Anything
(1966) and the remake of Stagecoach (1966) (playing the embezzler). He had the lead in Five Golden Dragons (1967) for producer Harry Alan Towers
Harry Alan Towers
and supported in Gidget Grows Up
Gidget Grows Up
(1969). He was in another Broadway play, The Wayward Stork which had a short run in early 1966.[28] Cummings' last significant role was the 1973 television movie Partners in Crime, co-starring Lee Grant. In 1964, he was a guest star as a beauty pageant judge in The Beverly Hillbillies episode titled "The Race for Queen." He was credited as Robert Cummings. Later career[edit] During the 1970s for over 10 years Cummings traveled the US performing in dinner theaters and short stints in plays while living in an Airstream
Airstream
Travel Trailer. He relayed those experiences in the written introduction he provided for the book "AIRSTREAM" written by Robert Landau and James Phillippi in 1984.[29] He also appeared in 1979 as Elliott Smith, the father of Fred Grandy's Gopher on ABC's The Love Boat.[30] In 1986, Cummings hosted the 15th anniversary celebration of Walt Disney World on The Wonderful World of Disney. Robert Cummings' last public appearance was on The Magical World of Disney episode "The Disneyland
Disneyland
35th Anniversary Special" in 1990. Personal life[edit] Cummings married five times and fathered seven children. He was an avid pilot and owned a number of airplanes, all named "Spinach."[31] He was a staunch advocate of natural foods and published a book on healthy living, Stay Young and Vital, in 1960.[32] In 1953 Cummings was sued for damages[why?] by a sheriff who had tried to serve him with papers.[33] This was settled in 1954, along with another lawsuit against Cummings by the producer of My Hero, who had been fired.[34] Despite his interest in health, Cummings was a methamphetamine addict from the mid-1950s until the end of his life. In 1954, while in New York to star in the Westinghouse Studio One
Westinghouse Studio One
production of Twelve Angry Men, Cummings began receiving injections from Max Jacobson, the notorious "Dr. Feelgood."[35][36] His friends Rosemary Clooney
Rosemary Clooney
and José Ferrer
José Ferrer
recommended the doctor to Cummings, who was complaining of a lack of energy. While Jacobson insisted that his injections contained only "vitamins, sheep sperm, and monkey gonads", they actually contained a substantial dose of methamphetamine.[37] Cummings continued to use a mixture provided by Jacobson, eventually becoming a patient of Jacobson's son Thomas, who was based in Los Angeles, and later injecting himself. The changes in Cummings' personality caused by the euphoria of the drug and subsequent depression damaged his career and led to an intervention by his friend, television host Art Linkletter. The intervention was not successful, and Cummings' drug abuse and subsequent career collapse were factors in his divorces from his third wife, Mary, and fourth wife, Gina Fong.[35] After Jacobson was forced out of business in the 1970s, Cummings developed his own drug connections based in the Bahamas. Suffering from Parkinson's Disease, he was forced to move into homes for indigent older actors in Hollywood.[35] In 1970, when Cummings divorced his third wife, former actress Mary Elliott, their communal property was estimated as being worth from $700,000 to $800,000 ($4.4 to $5.0 million today).[38] Cummings was a supporter of the Republican Party.[39] Cummings' son, Tony Cummings, played Rick Halloway in the NBC daytime serial Another World in the early 1980s. Death[edit] On December 2, 1990, Cummings died of kidney failure and complications from pneumonia at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital
Hospital
in Woodland Hills, California.[32] He is interred in the Great Mausoleum in the same niche as his parents, Charles C. and Ruth Cummings, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California.[40][41][42] Filmography[edit]

Robert Cummings
Robert Cummings
and Peggy Moran, Spring Parade
Spring Parade
(1940).

Seasoned Greetings (1933, short subject) as Lita's Beau / Husband in Sunny Weather Number (uncredited) Sons of the Desert
Sons of the Desert
(1933) as Steamship Announcement Witness (uncredited) (credited as "Blade Stanhope Conway") So Red the Rose (1935) as George Pendleton The Virginia Judge (1935) as Jim Preston Millions in the Air
Millions in the Air
(1935) as Jimmy Desert Gold (1936) as Fordyce 'Ford' Mortimer Forgotten Faces (1936) as Clinton Faraday Border Flight (1936) as Lt. Bob Dixon Three Cheers for Love (1936) as Jimmy Tuttle Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood Boulevard
(1936) as Jay Wallace The Accusing Finger (1936) as Jimmy Ellis Hideaway Girl
Hideaway Girl
(1936) as Mike Winslow Arizona Mahoney
Arizona Mahoney
(1936) as Phillip Randall The Last Train from Madrid (1937) as Juan Ramos Souls at Sea
Souls at Sea
(1937) as George Martin Sophie Lang Goes West
Sophie Lang Goes West
(1937) as Curley Griffin Wells Fargo (1937) as Dan Trimball - Prospector College Swing
College Swing
(1938) as Radio Announcer You and Me (1938) as Jim The Texans
The Texans
(1938) as Alan Sanford Touchdown, Army (1938) as Cadet Jimmy Howal I Stand Accused
I Stand Accused
(1938) as Frederick A. Davis Three Smart Girls Grow Up
Three Smart Girls Grow Up
(1939) as Harry Loren The Under-Pup
The Under-Pup
(1939) as Dennis King Rio (1939) as Bill Gregory Everything Happens at Night (1939) as Ken Morgan Charlie McCarthy, Detective (1939) as Scotty Hamilton And One Was Beautiful
And One Was Beautiful
(1940) as Ridley Crane Private Affairs (1940) as Jimmy Nolan Spring Parade
Spring Parade
(1940) as Corporal Harry Marten One Night in the Tropics
One Night in the Tropics
(1940) as Steve Harper Free and Easy (1941) as Max Clemington The Devil and Miss Jones
The Devil and Miss Jones
(1941) as Joe Moon Over Miami (1941) as Jeffrey Boulton It Started with Eve
It Started with Eve
(1941) as Jonathan 'Johnny' Reynolds Jr. Kings Row
Kings Row
(1942) as Parris Mitchell Saboteur (1942) as Barry Kane Between Us Girls
Between Us Girls
(1942) as Jimmy Blake Forever and a Day (1943) as Ned Trimble Flesh and Fantasy
Flesh and Fantasy
(1943) as Michael (Episode 1) Princess O'Rourke
Princess O'Rourke
(1943) as Eddie O'Rourke You Came Along
You Came Along
(1945) as Maj. Bob Collins The Bride Wore Boots
The Bride Wore Boots
(1946) as Jeff Warren The Chase (1946) as Chuck Scott Heaven Only Knows (1947) as Michael, aka Mike The Lost Moment
The Lost Moment
(1947) as Lewis Venable Sleep, My Love (1948) as Bruce Elcott Let's Live a Little
Let's Live a Little
(1948) as Duke Crawford The Accused (1949) as Warren Ford Reign of Terror aka The Black Book (1949) as Charles D'Aubigny Free for All (1949) as Christopher Parker Tell It to the Judge (1949) as Peter B. 'Pete' Webb Paid in Full (1950) as Bill Prentice The Petty Girl
The Petty Girl
(1950) as George Petty aka Andrew 'Andy' Tapp For Heaven's Sake (1950) as Jeff Bolton The Barefoot Mailman
The Barefoot Mailman
(1951) as Sylvanus Hurley The First Time (1952) as Joe Bennet Marry Me Again
Marry Me Again
(1953) as Bill Lucky Me (1954) as Dick Carson Dial M for Murder
Dial M for Murder
(1954) as Mark Halliday How to Be Very, Very Popular
How to Be Very, Very Popular
(1955) as Fillmore 'Wedge' Wedgewood My Geisha
My Geisha
(1962) as Bob Moore Beach Party (1963) as Professor Sutwell The Carpetbaggers (1964) as Dan Pierce What a Way to Go!
What a Way to Go!
(1964) as Dr. Victor Stephanson Promise Her Anything
Promise Her Anything
(1966) as Dr. Philip Brock Stagecoach (1966) as Henry Gatewood Five Golden Dragons
Five Golden Dragons
(1967) as Bob Mitchell

Stage work[edit]

The Roof (1931) Ziegfeld Follies
Ziegfeld Follies
of 1934 (1934) Faithfully Yours (1951) The Wayward Stork (1966)

Television credits[edit]

My Hero (1951–1952) as Robert S. Beanblossom Justice ("The Crisis") (1954) Disneyland
Disneyland
(1954) as Himself Studio One in Hollywood
Hollywood
(1954–1956) as George Lumley / Juror #8 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
("A Marital Mix-Up") (1957) as Bob Collins / Bob Cummings General Electric Theater
General Electric Theater
("Too Good with a Gun") (1957) as Russ Baker The Bob Cummings Show
The Bob Cummings Show
(1955–1959) as Bob Collins / Grandpa Josh Collins / Josh Collins The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour
The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour
(1957–1960) ("The Ricardos Go To Japan") (1959) as Himself The Twilight Zone ("King Nine Will Not Return") (1960) as Capt. James Embry Zane Grey Theater
Zane Grey Theater
("The Last Bugle") (1960) as Lt. Charles Gatewood The New Bob Cummings Show
The New Bob Cummings Show
(1961–1962) as Bob Carson My Living Doll
My Living Doll
(1964–1965) as Dr. Robert McDonald The Flying Nun
The Flying Nun
("Speak the Speech, I Pray You") (1969) as Father Walter Larson Gidget Grows Up
Gidget Grows Up
(1969) as Russ Lawrence Love, American Style
Love, American Style
(1969–1973) as Walding (segment "Love and the Secret Spouse") / Grandpa (segment "Love and the Second Time") / Bert Palmer (segment "Love and the Pill") Hollywood
Hollywood
Squares (1970) as Guest Appearance Green Acres
Green Acres
("Rest and Relaxation") (1970) as Mort Warner Here Come the Brides
Here Come the Brides
("The She-Bear") (1970) as Jack Crosse Bewitched
Bewitched
("Samantha and the Troll") (1971) as Roland Berkley Partners in Crime (1973) as Ralph Elsworth The Love Boat
The Love Boat
("Third Wheel/Grandmother's Day/Second String Mom") (1979) as Eliott Smith Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
("Walt Disney World's 15th Anniversary Celebration") (1986) as Host / Narrator / Himself Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Special
Special
(1990) as Himself (final film role)

Radio credits[edit]

Screen Directors Playhouse
Screen Directors Playhouse
("Bachelor Mother" (1951)[43] Cavalcade of America
Cavalcade of America
("Going Up") (1952)[44]

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Robert Cummings
Robert Cummings
(1955) Lloyd Nolan
Lloyd Nolan
(1956) Jack Palance
Jack Palance
(1957) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1958) Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
(1959) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1960) Maurice Evans (1961) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1962) Trevor Howard
Trevor Howard
(1963) Jack Klugman
Jack Klugman
(1964) Alfred Lunt
Alfred Lunt
(1965) Cliff Robertson
Cliff Robertson
(1966) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1967) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1968) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1969) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1970) George C. Scott
George C. Scott
(1971) Keith Michell
Keith Michell
(1972) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1973) Anthony Murphy (1973) Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook
(1974) William Holden
William Holden
(1974) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1975) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1975) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1976) Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook
(1976) Ed Flanders
Ed Flanders
(1977) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1977) Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
(1978) Michael Moriarty (1978) Peter Strauss (1979) Powers Boothe
Powers Boothe
(1980) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1981) Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney
(1982) Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones
(1983) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1984) Richard Crenna
Richard Crenna
(1985) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1986) James Woods
James Woods
(1987) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1988) James Woods
James Woods
(1989) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1990) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1991) Beau Bridges
Beau Bridges
(1992) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1993) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1994) Raúl Juliá
Raúl Juliá
(1995) Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman
(1996) Armand Assante
Armand Assante
(1997) Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(1998) Stanley Tucci
Stanley Tucci
(1999) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(2000) Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(2001) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(2002) William H. Macy
William H. Macy
(2003) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2004) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2005) Andre Braugher
Andre Braugher
(2006) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(2007) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2008) Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson
(2009) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2010) Barry Pepper
Barry Pepper
(2011) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(2012) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(2013) Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
(2014) Richard Jenkins
Richard Jenkins
(2015) Courtney B. Vance
Courtney B. Vance
(2016) Riz Ahmed
Riz Ahmed
(2017)

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