Ernie Adams (actor)

Ernie Adams (born Ernest Stephen Dumarais,[1] June 18, 1885 – November 26, 1947) was an American vaudevillian performer, stage and screen actor and writer.

Ernie Adams
Galloping Romeo lobby card.jpg
Lobby card for Galloping Romeo (1933) with Ernie Adams at center
Ernest Stephen Dumarais

(1885-06-18)June 18, 1885
DiedNovember 26, 1947(1947-11-26) (aged 62)
Other namesErnest S. Adams, Ernie S. Adams (billing)
  • Vaudevillian
  • actor
  • writer
Years active1919-1947


Born in San Francisco, California to Leon D. Adams and Laurence G. Girard,[citation needed] he 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. 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 filmographyEdit


  1. ^ a b c Mayer, Geoff (2017). Encyclopedia of American Film Serials. McFarland. p. 26. ISBN 9781476627199. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  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

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