Ernie Adams (actor)

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

Ernie Adams
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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)
OccupationActor and 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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