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The Bob Cummings Show was an American television sitcom which was produced from 1955 to 1959. It starred Robert Cummings as a dashing young Hollywood photographer and "ladies man," Bob Collins. It was later syndicated under the title Love That Bob.

The show was important in the development of several televison careers. One of the co-writers was Paul Henning, later the producer of major 1960s hits such as The Beverly Hillbillies, Petticoat Junction, and Green Acres. Regulars in the show included Ann B. Davis, later the long-suffering maid "Alice" on The Brady Bunch. Henning apparently remembered cast members Nancy Kulp and Joi Lansing favorably; both had long running roles on The Beverly Hillbillies, Miss Kulp as banker Milborne Drysdale's secretary, "Miss Hathaway", and Miss Lansing as "Gladys".

However, perhaps the biggest career boost was that received by young Dwayne Hickman, a student at Loyola University in Los Angeles, who appeared in the final season as Bob's nephew and became a favorite with young women in the audience. The fall after The Bob Cummings Show ended, he was cast as the lead in The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.

This program represented the height of Cummings televsion career. Although he made many further appearances as a guest star and again had his own series in the early 1960s, My Living Doll, he never again achieved the success on television that he had with this program, which was rerun in off hours until black and white television series lost almost all of their audience in the 1970s and were retired from syndicated distribution in large measure.

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Last Airing Sep 15, 1959
Premiere January 2, 1955
Network NBC/CBS
Format/Time Black & White / 60 Minutes
Country United States
Upcoming Airs Not currently airing
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