American actor best remembered for roles in films such as Dial M for Murder, Saboteur, The Devil and Mrs Jones, The Chase, King's Row and It Started with Eve.
He was described as 5ft 11 and 6ft 1 at points during his career.
Sandy Cowell said on 5/Mar/23
I don’t know Robert’s films, but I recognise his name. So he was in a movie called ‘The Chase’, was he? I’m a fan of a different sort of Chase - the quiz show!
said on 11/May/21
Rob, how tall would you say Norman Lloyd was at peak?
I would guess 5’10” for Lloyd’s younger days, as he was of a similar height to Cummings in Saboteur. I also thought Lloyd had approximately two inches on 5’8” Wallace Ford in The Green Years.
Looking at his last few years he obviously had lost a fair few inches, but in his youth, over 5ft 9 is quite likely
Jimmy Johns said on 21/Dec/18
In The Saboteur he’s described as being 6ft 2in
Arch Stanton said on 26/Mar/16
Actually in some later scenes he looked noticeably shorter and no more than 5'10!! Might have worn lifts in scenes with Silvers you know, those boat shoes might have had something in them!
said on 26/Mar/16
@Rob, this guy looked near an inch taller than Phil Silvers in Lucky Me, you can see them at 1 hr 17, and he's in boat shoes Click Here
There is a better scene for comparison in it but can't find it now, he looked about 2 cm taller, there's a diff at 1hr 17:41 but not so good as he's nearer the camera but I think you can see he'd be a bit taller. He looks about 2cm taller than Silvers in it in the scene side by side somewhere else in the film. Difficult to see him at 5'10 and Silvers at 5'11!
Shadow2 said on 23/Jun/15
If you look at the opening credits (both versions on-line) of Bob's 1964 TV series "My Living Doll", it's obvious why they don't show his footwear when 5' 11" co-star Julie Newmar finally stands alongside him (they are shown eye to eye, the same height). Not sure why he very suddenly left that series, leaving Julie to carry it mostly on her own. It ended shortly after.
Sam said on 23/Jun/15
Always thought he and Dana Andrews should have played brothers, for some reason they reminded me very much of each other but now that I look closely their facial features are fairly different.
Sam said on 22/Jun/15
Yeah, I think he could actually look sub-5'10" with Ronald Reagan, somehow he seemed shorter next to Reagan in King's Row than he did appear with Ray Milland in Dial M for Murder. Thanks for adding!
Steve said on 20/Jun/15
Cummings was a good two inches shorter than Ronald Reagan in King's Row. And Cummings was two inches taller than 5'8" Dwayne Hickman in The Bob Cummings Show. So 5'10" is spot on.
Arch Stanton said on 20/Jun/15
Thanks, a more realistic listing anyway.