Slim Summerville Overview:

Character actor, Slim Summerville, was born George Joseph Somerville on Jul 10, 1892 in Albuquerque, NM. Summerville died at the age of 53 on Jan 6, 1946 in Laguna Beach, CA .

Slim Summerville was born George Joseph Somerville in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After his mother died when he was just five years old, Slim was sent to live with his grandparents in Ontario. His life is show business began at the age of 20 while working at pool hall, when he was discovered by comedic actor Edgar Kennedy. Kennedy got him a gig at Keystone Studios working for 3.50 a day. His first role was in the 1912 film comedy short, Hoffmeyer's Legacy.

Slim continued to work in the movie business for the rest of his life. In top of appearing in countless comedic shorts, he also tried his hand at directing, taking the helm of over 50 short films. His career continued into the sound era with him demonstrating his dramatic chops in films like the big screen adaption of All Quiet on the Western Front. He continued acting all the way until his death in 1946. He was 53 years old. 

(Source: article by Minoo Allen for Classic Movie Hub).



He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Slim Summerville Quotes:

Tjaden: They tell me there's some people in this world take a bath every week.

Tjaden: Me and the Kaiser, we are both fighting. The only difference is the Kaiser isn't here!

Tjaden: There used to be some food in the sawdust. Now it's all sawdust.

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Memorable for a series of feature-length comedies in which he was paired with the fidgety Zasu Pitts.

He built a home in Laguna Beach, CA, for getaways which became, for more than 30 years, a well-known restaurant called The Beach House.

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