Ernie Adams (actor)

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Ernie Adams
Ernie Adams in Invisible Ghost.jpg
Adams in Invisible Ghost (1941)
Born
Ernest Stephen Dumarais

(1885-06-18)June 18, 1885
DiedNovember 26, 1947(1947-11-26) (aged 62)
Resting place Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery
Other namesErnest S. Adams, Ernie S. Adams (billing)
Occupations
  • Vaudevillian
  • actor
  • writer
Years active1919-1947

Ernie Adams (born Ernest Stephen Dumarais; [1] June 18, 1885 November 26, 1947) was an American vaudevillian performer, stage and screen character actor and writer, he appeared primarily in small uncredited parts. [2]

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Biography

Adams was also billed as Ernest S. Adams and Ernie S. Adams. [2]

He appeared in vaudeville, theater, and film. He started his career in musical comedy on Broadway theatre. Along with his wife Berdonna Gilbert, he formed the vaudeville team "Gilbert and Adams". [1] He appeared in more than 400 films starting from the silent era between 1919 and 1948, and was particularly known for playing shady characters. On Broadway, Adams appeared in Toot-Toot! (1918). [3]

On November 26, 1947, Adams died of an acute pulmonary edema at the West Olympic Sanitarium in Los Angeles, California, [1] aged 62. He is buried in Valhalla Memorial Park in North Hollywood. [4]

Selected filmography

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References

  1. 1 2 3 Mayer, Geoff (2017). Encyclopedia of American Film Serials. McFarland. p. 26. ISBN   9781476627199 . Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  2. 1 2 Katchmer, George A. (2015). A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses. McFarland. pp. 2–3. ISBN   9781476609058 . Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  3. "("Ernie Adams" search results)". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  4. Resting Places: The Burial Sites of 14000 Famous Persons, by Scott Wilson