Cap Somers

Biography

Date of Birth 27 April 1893, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA Date of Death 18 September 1970, Los Angeles, California, USA (heart attack) Birth Name Fredrick Grant Somers Nickname Fimp Height 6' 3" (1.91 m) Mini Biography Cap Somers was a bit actor and stuntman. He came to be known as Cap after returning from France during WWI as a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. As a child who grew up around the New Jersey fisheries, he was nicknamed "Fimp" for his lispy pronunciation of shrimp. Fredrick was a descendant of the Somers Family of Somers Point, New Jersey, near Atlantic City. He was a hometown hero athlete and lifeguard who excelled in baseball, football, and basketball. He played professional baseball with the New York Giants in 1914. He was a scout for Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics. He did sports reporting for the New York Times in 1926. His prosperity earned in the real estate and insurance business crashed in 1929. In 1930 a late night brawl with a friend result in his friend's death. Somers was cleared of charges. Somers headed to the west coast in 1931. In addition to his many small roles in film, Somers was declared the "Bravest Man in Hollywood" in 1940 as the result of his work, "Follow the Arrow." In this MGM short, archer Pete Smith attempted to hit an apple on Somers' head at a distance of fifty feet. Somers died on September 18, 1970 in Los Angeles from a heart attack and stroke, leaving a daughter from his first marriage, Evelyn S. Offutt.

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Tall Man Riding

Townsman (uncredited)

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South Sea Sinner

Sailor (uncredited)

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Slaughter on 10th Avenue

Dock Worker (uncredited)

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Assignment in Brittany

Minor Role (unconfirmed)

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Red Tomahawk

Townsman (uncredited)

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Rose of Cimarron

Townsman (uncredited)

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Black Patch

Townsman (uncredited)

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Hostile Guns

Townsman (uncredited)

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Cavalry Scout

Barfly (uncredited)

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Ten Gentlemen from West Point

Graduation Spectator (uncredited)

Starring In
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One More Train to Rob

Train Passenger (uncredited)

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Support Your Local Gunfighter

Townsman (uncredited)

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Airport

Commuter at Airport (uncredited)

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Rough Night in Jericho

Townsman (uncredited)

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The Fastest Guitar Alive

Prescott Townsman (uncredited)

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Luv

Bartender (uncredited)

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Fitzwilly

Customer (uncredited)

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Red Tomahawk

Townsman (uncredited)

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Hostile Guns

Townsman (uncredited)

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Cat Ballou

Hangman (uncredited)

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Town Tamer

Condor Henchman (uncredited)

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Black Spurs

Townsman (uncredited)

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Man's Favorite Sport?

Fisherman (uncredited)

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Barfly (uncredited)

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A Star in the West

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Midnight Lace

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Un Pie en el Infierno

Cantina Barfly (uncredited)

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Er kam, sah und siegte

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Heller in Pink Tights

Bonanza Townsman (uncredited)

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Warlock (59)

Lynch Mob Member (uncredited)

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Violence au Kansas !

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These Thousand Hills

Customer (uncredited)

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Al Capone

Convict (uncredited)

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Man from God's Country

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In Colorado ist der Teufel los

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The Matchmaker

Cab Driver (uncredited)

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Buccaneer, The

Pirate (uncredited)

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Frontier Doctor, Vol. 1

Barfly (uncredited) (1 episode, 1958)

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The Saga of Hemp Brown

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The Fiend Who Walked the West

Prison Fight Spectator (uncredited)

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Witness for the Prosecution

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Black Patch

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Man of a Thousand Faces

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Trooper Hook

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The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm

Logger (uncredited)

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Ride Out for Revenge

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Drango

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Slaughter on 10th Avenue

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The Tattered Dress

Man on Courthouse Steps (uncredited)

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The First Traveling Saleslady

Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)

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Never Say Goodbye

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The Maverick Queen

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The Boss

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Great Day in the Morning

Miner (uncredited)

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Rumble on the Docks

Longshoreman (uncredited)

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Jail Busters

Convict (uncredited)

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The Last Command

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Tall Man Riding

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A Bullet for Joey

Gambler (uncredited)

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Man Without A Star

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Untamed

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Santa Fe Passage

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Prince of Players

Protester at Theatre (uncredited)

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Tennessee's Partner

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It's Always Fair Weather

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The Far Country

Miner (uncredited)

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Destry

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Three Hours to Kill

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River of No Return

Council City Barfly (uncredited)

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Gold aus Nevada

Miner (uncredited)

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Border River

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The Lone Gun

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The Siege at Red River

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The sun Shines Bright

Lynch Mob Member (uncredited)

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A Lion Is in the Streets

Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)

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So Big

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Law and Order

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Am Tode vorbei

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Francis Covers the Big Town

Trial Spectator (uncredited)

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The Duel at Silver Creek

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Ride the Man Down

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The Pride of St. Louis

Umpire (uncredited)

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Scarlet Angel

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Stella Solitaria

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The San Francisco Story

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Rose of Cimarron

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The Thing from Another World

Bit Part (unconfirmed)

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Oh! Susanna

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Storm Warning

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Cavalry Scout

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Two Lost Worlds

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Bright Leaf

Man at Tobacco Auction (uncredited)

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The Reformer and the Redhead

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California Passage

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Frenchie

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Wabash Avenue

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South Sea Sinner

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Wyoming Mail

Prisoner (uncredited)

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The Stratton Story

Giants Manager (uncredited)

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The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend

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Alias Nick Beal

Campaign Worker (uncredited)

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Canadian Pacific

Railroad Worker (uncredited)

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The Sky Dragon

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Calamity Jane & Sam Bass

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Black Book (1949/ a.k.a. The Reign Of Terror

Citizen (uncredited)

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April Showers

Barbary Coast Saloon Sailor (uncredited)

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Docks of New Orleans

Gangway Security Guard (uncredited)

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Panhandle

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The Shanghai Chest

Convict (uncredited)

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River Lady

Logger (uncredited)

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Force of Evil

Policeman #6 (uncredited)

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Silver River

Miner (uncredited)

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Ladies of the Chorus

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I Walk Alone

Butcher (uncredited)

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Albuquerque

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Lulu Belle

Cap (uncredited)

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The Chinese Ring

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Brute Force

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Angel and the Badman

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Bowery Buckaroos

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California

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They Made Me a Killer

Cop at Hospital (uncredited)

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The Hoodlum Saint

Mug (uncredited)

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Suspense

Truck Driver (uncredited)

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San Antonio

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Frontier Gal

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The Invisible Man's Revenge

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The Falcon in Hollywood

Workman (uncredited)

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Meet the People

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Music for Millions

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Captive Wild Woman

Roustabout (uncredited)

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Edge of Darkness

Soldier (uncredited)

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Assignment in Brittany

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Ten Gentlemen from West Point

Graduation Spectator (uncredited)

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The Smiling Ghost

Wedding Guard (uncredited)

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Chef (uncredited)

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Go West

Bartender (uncredited)

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Sky Murder

Man at Meeting (uncredited)

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I Take This Woman

Patient (uncredited)

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Flash Gordon

Sharkman [Chs. 3-4] (uncredited)

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Das Mädel aus dem Böhmerwald

Torturer (uncredited)

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Mit roher Gewalt

Miner (uncredited)

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