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December 3, 1990 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Cummings, the perennially youthful bachelor photographer of the 1950s television series "The Bob Cummings Show," died Sunday at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital in Woodland Hills. Cummings, 80, died of kidney failure and complications of pneumonia, hospital spokeswoman Louella Benson said. The actor, who also was in advanced stages of Parkinson's Disease, was admitted to the hospital Nov. 18.
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September 7, 2004 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Robert Cumming, 87, a former philosophy professor at Columbia University who wrote several books about phenomenology, died Aug. 25 in Manhattan of unspecified causes. Cumming, who taught for 37 years before retiring in 1985, became an expert on the study of how perceptions of events shape a person's reality.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 30, 1990
The passing of actor Robert Cummings on Dec. 2 leads me to share publicly a small memory which exemplifies the thoughtfulness and generosity that were the hallmarks of this talented and genuinely nice man. In 1975, when I was a college student in Edmond, Okla., rehearsing a school production of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and unsure of the directorial approach of the professor incharge, I came up with a rather outrageous plan to get the show "back on track." I wrote to Cummings, who was appearing at a dinner theater in nearby Oklahoma City, and asked him to attend a rehearsal on his off night and give us any suggestions he might have.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 1992 | TIMOTHY MANGAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the world of serious contemporary music, where adventuresomeness and originality are defining qualities, where dissonance is the key, conservative composers are often dismissed out of hand. Robert Cummings' Flute Concerto--which received its world premiere at Monday night's Orange County Chamber Orchestra concert at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, with Julius Baker as soloist--is conservative music to say the least.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 2004 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Robert Cumming, 87, a former philosophy professor at Columbia University who wrote several books about phenomenology, died Aug. 25 in Manhattan of unspecified causes. Cumming, who taught for 37 years before retiring in 1985, became an expert on the study of how perceptions of events shape a person's reality.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 1992 | TIMOTHY MANGAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the world of serious contemporary music, where adventuresomeness and originality are defining qualities, where dissonance is the key, conservative composers are often dismissed out of hand. Robert Cummings' Flute Concerto--which received its world premiere at Monday night's Orange County Chamber Orchestra concert at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, with Julius Baker as soloist--is conservative music to say the least.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 2, 1990 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This will be a weekend of musical firsts in Orange County. Micah Levy and the Orange County Chamber Orchestra will give the first performances of local composer Robert Cummings' Concerto for Oboe and Strings on Sunday at St. Joseph Center in Orange and Monday at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa. UC Irvine faculty member Zelman Bokser will conduct the UC Irvine Symphony in the premiere of his orchestral work "Points of Light" tonight and Saturday at UCI's Fine Arts Village Theatre.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1999 | Ellen McCarty, (714) 965-7172, Ext. 14
The Huntington Beach Library Theater will present Quintet Virtuosi at 8 tonight at 7111 Talbert Ave. The quintet will perform works by Reicha, Rameau, Bach, Francaix, Milhaud and Pulitzer Prize nominee Robert Cummings, a local composer. Admission is $10, $7 for seniors and students, and $5 for children 12 and younger. Information: (714) 842-4481.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A dead crow found earlier this month has tested positive for West Nile virus, providing the first evidence of the disease in Orange County this year, officials said Wednesday. The American crow, collected by the Mission Viejo Animal Shelter on Feb. 4, "indicates recent transmission since it is believed that crows usually die within a few days of being infected with the virus," said Robert Cummings, an ecologist with the Orange County Vector Control District.
NEWS
December 6, 1990
Frances Littlejohn, 70, an astrologer whose celebrity clients included Elvis Presley. In 1989, Littlejohn co-wrote a book titled "Stars Over Springfield" that predicted an earthquake along the New Madrid Fault in the nation's midsection between Dec. 3 and the end of 1990. A New Mexico climatologist sparked a furor by saying there was a 50% chance of a major quake along the fault this week.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 30, 1990
The passing of actor Robert Cummings on Dec. 2 leads me to share publicly a small memory which exemplifies the thoughtfulness and generosity that were the hallmarks of this talented and genuinely nice man. In 1975, when I was a college student in Edmond, Okla., rehearsing a school production of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and unsure of the directorial approach of the professor incharge, I came up with a rather outrageous plan to get the show "back on track." I wrote to Cummings, who was appearing at a dinner theater in nearby Oklahoma City, and asked him to attend a rehearsal on his off night and give us any suggestions he might have.
NEWS
December 3, 1990 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Cummings, the perennially youthful bachelor photographer of the 1950s television series "The Bob Cummings Show," died Sunday at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital in Woodland Hills. Cummings, 80, died of kidney failure and complications of pneumonia, hospital spokeswoman Louella Benson said. The actor, who also was in advanced stages of Parkinson's Disease, was admitted to the hospital Nov. 18.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 2, 1990 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This will be a weekend of musical firsts in Orange County. Micah Levy and the Orange County Chamber Orchestra will give the first performances of local composer Robert Cummings' Concerto for Oboe and Strings on Sunday at St. Joseph Center in Orange and Monday at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa. UC Irvine faculty member Zelman Bokser will conduct the UC Irvine Symphony in the premiere of his orchestral work "Points of Light" tonight and Saturday at UCI's Fine Arts Village Theatre.
NEWS
March 14, 2000
Mary Elliott Cummings, 82, third wife of the late actor Robert Cummings and a starlet in her own right. A native of Gaffney, S.C., she grew up singing and dancing and was named state Azalea Queen. She began her entertainment career in New York, where she understudied Betty Grable in Broadway's "Dubarry Was a Lady" and later appeared in "My Sister Eileen."
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