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Ernest “Sunshine Sammy” Morrison

  • Birth 20 Dec 1912 New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Death 24 Jul 1989 Lynwood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Plot Capistrano Gardens, Memorial Panel 49, Sec 14, Row 3. Near center of panel.
  • Memorial ID 8797561

Actor. He made his film debut in 1917, while still an infant. Two years later, comedy producer Hal Roach cast Morrison in "Buttinsky" roles in the films of Harold Lloyd and Snub Pollard. Morrison appeared in 28 Gang shorts from 1922 to 1924, usually identified under his established soubriquet of 'Sunshine Sammy,' but sometimes playing a character named 'Booker T.' In the early 1970s, He accepted a few choice roles in such TV series as "Good Times" and "The Jeffersons." After a few more film roles, Morrison left show business, took a job in an aircraft assembly plant and spent the next 13 years in the aircraft industry.

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  • Originally Created by: MC
  • Added: 18 May 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8797561
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ernest “Sunshine Sammy” Morrison (20 Dec 1912–24 Jul 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8797561, citing Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .