About this actor
Slim Summerville (July 10, 1892 – January 6, 1946) was an American film actor, best known as a comedy performer. Born George Joseph Summerville in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Summerville began his career as a "Keystone Kop" in 1912. His tall, gangly appearance was well utilised in numerous short comedy films during the silent film era, and in addition to his many acting roles, he directed more than 50 short films. Occasionally he played in dramatic films, such as All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) and Jesse James (1939), but was most successful in comedy films, including several with ZaSu Pitts. He died of a stroke in Laguna Beach, California; Interment at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood California; following his death his house became "The Beach House" restaurant.