Selmer Jackson

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Selmer Adolf Jackson (May 7, 1888 – March 30, 1971) was an American stage[1] film and television actor. He appeared in nearly 400 films between 1921 and 1963. His name was sometimes spelled Selmar Jackson.[2]

Selmer Jackson
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Jackson in 1930
Born
Selmer Adolf Jackson

(1888-05-07)May 7, 1888
DiedMarch 30, 1971(1971-03-30) (aged 82)
Resting placeValhalla Memorial Park Cemetery
OccupationActor
Years active1921–1963

Jackson was born in Lake Mills, Iowa[2] and died in Burbank, California from a heart attack.[2][3]

Jackson gained early acting experience in stock theater, working with groups such as the Des Moines Stock Company.[4] Jackson's screen debut was in the silent film The Supreme Passion (1921).[2]

On March 30, 1971, Jackson died of a heart attack in Burbank, California. He was 82.[5]

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  1. ^ "Seen at Theaters / Aristocracy—Pabst / Selmer Jackson, Miss Ruth Gates and Lynn Pratt carried the entire burden of the performance, and carried it well. Mr. Jackson made a most agreeable impression in the role of Jefferson Stockton, a sturdy, keen American business man, devoted to his wife and ready to give her all that it was in his power to give. He was more than equal to the demands of an exacting part." (The Milwaukee Sentinel, December 31, page 4)
  2. ^ a b c d Longden, Tom. "Selmer Jackson". DataCentral. Des Moines Register. Archived from the original on July 7, 2017. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
  3. ^ Screen capture of Selmer Jackson in The Big Noise
  4. ^ "New Leading Man Winning Favor". Democrat and Chronicle. New York, Rochester. June 6, 1918. p. 22. Retrieved July 7, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.  
  5. ^ Longden, Tom (November 4, 2007). "Watkin, Jackson Distinguished scores of movies over decades". The Des Moines Register. Iowa, Des Moines. p. 2 B. Retrieved August 5, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.  
  6. ^ "Teeth, Pies and Movies: Selmer Jackson, who plays the colonel in "Buck Privates" and has appeared as high ranking army and navy officer in more than a score of pictures, has never served a day in either branch of real service." (The Milwaukee Journal, February 2, 1941, page 4)

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