Robert Field Rounseville, American actor, singer. Member Actors Equity Association, American Guild Variety Artists, Screen Actors Guild, A.F.T.R.A., American Guild Museum Artists.
Rounseville, Robert Field was born on March 25, 1919 in Attleboro, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Wilfred Ellsworth and Kathleen (Robinson) Rounseville.
Student Tufts U., 1932-1934, Bachelor of Arts (honorary), 1952.
Operatic debut in Pelleas and Melisande, New York City, 1948, later performed with opera companies including Chicago Civic Opera, New York City Opera, Teatro La Fenice, Venice, Italy, Philadelphia La Scala, Little Orchestra Society New York, Baltimore Civic Opera, St. Louis Municipal Opera. Broadway debut in Babes in Arms, 1937, later appeared in stock companies throughout United States. Appeared in Gilbert and Sullivan repertory, New York City, 1952, 64.
Played title role in Candide, New York City, 1956, Charlie Dalrymple in Brigadoon, New York City, 1957, Padre in The Man of La Mancha, New York City, 1966. Toured in Candide, 1958, Rosalinda, 1962, Threepenny Opera, 1962-1963. Film performances include The Tales of Hoffman, 1951, Carousel, 1955.
Frequent television appearances in programs including Your Show of Shows, Jackie Gleason Show, Voice of Firestone, Bell Telephone Hour.
Member Actors Equity Association, American Guild Variety Artists, Screen Actors Guild, A.F.T.R.A., American Guild Museum Artists.