What do we know about him?
|by Anonymous||reply 42||10/08/2012|
The Lost Weekend and Dial M For Murder - love him in those.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||10/06/2012|
Late in his career he did an excellent job in a prominent supporting role in the tv miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man" as Duncan Calderwood. Ed Asner won the Emmy he should have gotten.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||10/06/2012|
I loved him in [italic]the Major and the Minor," but the only thing I know about him is that Milland is a stage name and was taken from a luggage brand.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||10/06/2012|
He was great in RM, PM; also loved him in Love Story.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/06/2012|
I'd forgotten about The Uninvited, another Ray movie I love.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||10/06/2012|
Was also in the 2nd season of COLUMBO
|by Anonymous||reply 6||10/06/2012|
[quote]Late in his career he did an excellent job in a prominent supporting role in the tv miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man" as Duncan Calderwood. Ed Asner won the Emmy he should have gotten.
An excellent job, yes, but not worthy of an Emmy, no. It was hardly an inspired performance.
[quote]Ed Asner won the Emmy he should have gotten.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||10/06/2012|
He made a movie strapped to Rosie Grier's back..
|by Anonymous||reply 8||10/06/2012|
Real name - Reginald Truscott Jones. Bald and toupeed for most of his career.
Loved him as the patriarch in "Frogs"!
|by Anonymous||reply 9||10/06/2012|
He was sitting in a wheel chair in FROGS and had a great view of Sam Elliot's bulge.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||10/06/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 11||10/06/2012|
Really was an alki
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/06/2012|
Interesting and long, varied career. He was a comedic male ingenue to many of Hollywood's biggest leading ladies throughout the 1930s and early 1940s until he played against type in The Lost Weekend and was suddenly taken seriously as a formidable and serious leading man.
Personally, I preferred his earlier incarnation which was at its best opposite Ginger Rogers in the aforementioned The Major and the Minor.
There was just a saturnine and sour quality that he acquired as he aged that was not very appealing.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||10/06/2012|
After he won the Oscar for LOST WEEKEND, he never had a decent leading role again, and it embittered him. The closest he came was DIAL M, and in that he was upstaged by Grace Kelly and 3D. None of the films he made after LOST WEEKEND really stood the test of time.
And then David Niven got all the parts Milland thought he should have played, including the Oscar for "Separate Tables".
|by Anonymous||reply 14||10/06/2012|
R14, Ray Milland was rarely charming or likeable. David Niven was charming and likeable.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||10/06/2012|
R15, you've obviously never seen THE MAJOR AND THE MINOR.
Or SEPARATE TABLES, for that matter.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||10/06/2012|
Loved him in everything, even a Charlie's Angels in which he played Kelly Garrett's likely biological dad.
While she turned out not to be there was a big gaping hole in the plot -- why did Kelly look so much like Milland's wife (in the portrait)?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||10/07/2012|
Notorious pussyhound. Big Bush supporter.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||10/07/2012|
I pwayed with Way Miwwand in some gypsy movie, didn't I?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||10/07/2012|
Was originally from Wales, I believe.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||10/07/2012|
He ended up making absolute dreck - did he have no regard for his reputation, surely he had saved enough money ? Same with Joseph Cotton. But I have never found him anyway interesting, though he is a good cad in Dial M.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||10/07/2012|
Thats a good comment r14 - I think Niven is a dreadful ham in Separate Tables - Milland would be quite good in that part, but his stardom had slipped by then, he was not in the same league as the others.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||10/07/2012|
Played Ryan O'Neal's father in the 1970's in "Love Story".
|by Anonymous||reply 23||10/07/2012|
He was a handsome leading man who just did not age well and, indeed, ended up doing complete drek. Was wonderful in everything UNTIL the late 40's when, as others have noted, the good parts eluded him, somehow.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||10/07/2012|
When I was a child, I saw him in an old movie, "Alias, Nick Beal". He played an evil entity dressed in suits. I had nightmares after seeing it, for a while. He won good notices for a silent portrayal, in "The Thief". Rita Gam also was very noticeable as a femme fatale. In the early forties, he had a sympathetic role in a nazi drama. Not a great movie, but he was a hero. The movie was "Till We Meet Again".
|by Anonymous||reply 25||10/07/2012|
Didn't he have an affair with Grace Kelley while he was married familly man?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||10/07/2012|
That's the rumor, yes, R26
|by Anonymous||reply 27||10/07/2012|
But so did Bing Crosby and William Holden, R26/R27...
|by Anonymous||reply 28||10/07/2012|
...and Clark Gable and Gary Cooper and James Stewart and.........
|by Anonymous||reply 29||10/07/2012|
How did Bob Cummings escape Grace's clutches?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||10/07/2012|
Perhaps she just didn't love that Bob!
|by Anonymous||reply 31||10/07/2012|
I liked him in "Escape to Witch Mountain."
|by Anonymous||reply 32||10/07/2012|
He was in a TV sitcom for two seasons in the 50s - "Meet Mr. McNutley" with Phyllis Avery. He took the role of fastidious Professor Ray McNutley, the head of the English Department at the fictitious Lynnhaven College for Women. Some episodes were written by the show's creator/producers, Joe Connelly and Bob Mosher, four years before they launched "Leave It to Beaver."
|by Anonymous||reply 33||10/07/2012|
He and Marlene Dietrich did a terrible movie called "Golden Earrings" together, and Dietrich hated him.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||10/07/2012|
He was disturbingly evil in "The Attic," an obscure thriller with Carrie Snodgress. It was one of his late-in-life paycheck parts but he was nastily convincing as a twisted patriarch.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||10/08/2012|
There was a movie in '62 he was in called Panic In Year Zero which I loved...Los Angeles gets nuked and everyone is trying to escape.
It scared the bejesus out of me when I was a kid...during the duck and cover times..
|by Anonymous||reply 36||10/08/2012|
Except for the few leading men she fucked (John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, Gary Cooper), Marlene Dietrich held most of her costars, male and female, in contempt.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||10/08/2012|
And Marlene's daughter's book is full of her mother's hilariously bitchy comments about her co-stars, directors and other contemporaries she disliked.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||10/08/2012|
Cummings was gay. One costar (Rosemary?) of early tv show just about said so.
She said of the two ppl she was a costar , marlo Thomas in That Girl and Cummings Love that Bob, she said one didn't know how to speak to people and the other one played a playboy and he wasn't one
Please excuse my writting. I'm standing in middle of paint job
|by Anonymous||reply 39||10/08/2012|
Bob Cummings had one wife and six or seven kids so if he was indeed gay, he sure went to extreme measures to prove otherwise.
I can only think Rosemary deCamp meant he was not the womanizing playboy he played on Love That Bob but a decent home-loving family man.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||10/08/2012|
Yes, DeCamp. Cummings was married more than once. He was always in tabloid saying something stupid
|by Anonymous||reply 41||10/08/2012|
Btw, RC was married 5 times
|by Anonymous||reply 42||10/08/2012|