Ernest Morrison
born: 20 December 1912
New Orleans, Louisiana,
United States of America
died: 24 July 1989
Lynwood, California,
United States of America
(cancer, aged 76)
Black child actor, the first of his kind. His father was Ernest Morrison Sr., and is the brother of Dorothy Morrison. Appearing in the first 26 Our Gang films, he was also known by his nickname of "Sunshine Sammy". On September 20, 1921, Roach signed a contract with Pathé for the release of a Sunshine Sammy two-reeler that failed to achieve series status.
Real name: Frederick Ernest Morrison Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.

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1919
Call For Mr. Caveman
Henry Hercules

1919
Giving The Bride Away
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Tough Luck
Mr. Sambe

1919
The Floor Below
[unidentified character]

1920
Red Hot Hottentots
[unidentified character]
 

1920
Why Go Home?
[unidentified character]
 

1920
The Dippy Dentist
Messenger boy

1920
All Lit Up
The kid

1920
Getting His Goat
[unidentified character]
 

1920
Waltz Me Around
[unidentified character]

1920
Raise The Rent
[unidentified character]

1920
Haunted Spooks
Little boy

1920
Cut The Cards
[unidentified character]
 

1920
Find The Girl
[unidentified character]
 

1920
The Dinner Hour
[unidentified character]
 

1920
Cracked Wedding Bells
[unidentified character]
 

1920
Drink Hearty
[unidentified character]

1920
Trotting Through Turkey
[unidentified character]

1920
All Dressed Up
[unidentified character]

1920
Grab The Ghost
Servant's child

1920
You're Pinched
Kid on tricycle

1920
Any Old Port
Steward

1920
Don't Rock The Boat
Boy on boat

1920
The Home Stretch
[unidentified character]

1920
Call A Taxi
Boy servant

1920
Run 'Em Ragged
Boy in trash can

1920
Money To Burn
[unidentified character]

1920
Go As You Please
[unidentified character]

1920
Get Out And Get Under
[unidentified character]

1920
Rock-A-Bye-Baby
[unidentified character]

1920
Doing Time
[unidentified character]

1920
Fellow Citizens
[unidentified character]

1920
When The Wind Blows
[unidentified character]

1920
Insulting The Sultan
[unidentified character]

1920
The Dear Departed
[unidentified character]

1920
Loose Change
[unidentified character]

1920
Cash Customers
Store assistant

1920
Number, Please?
[unidentified character]

1921
The Morning After
[unidentified character]

1921
Whirl O' The West
[unidentified character]

1921
Pinning It On
[unidentified character]

1921
Open Another Bottle
[unidentified character]

1921
Make It Snappy
[unidentified character]

1921
Fellow Romans
[unidentified character]

1921
Rush Orders
Narcissist

1921
Bubbling Over
[unidentified character]

1921
No Children
[unidentified character]

1921
Big Game
[unidentified character]

1921
The High Rollers
Porter at skating rink

1921
At The Ringside
Lookout

1921
What A Whopper!
Bellboy

1921
Teaching The Teacher
[unidentified character]

1921
Name The Day
[unidentified character]

1921
Late Lodgers
Hotel bellhop

1921
The Chink
Hotel bellhop

1921
Sweet Bye And Bye
[unidentified character]

1921
The Pickaninny
Little Casino

1922
Try, Try Again
Boy servant

1922
Loose Change
The thieves' lieutenant

1922
Rich Man, Poor Man
Sunshine Sammy

1922
High Tide
Sunshine Sammy

1922
Stand Pat
Sunshine Sammy

1922
Full O' Pep
Sunshine Sammy

1922
The Non-Skid Kid
Sunshine Sammy

1922
Many Happy Returns
Sunshine Sammy

1922
The Sleuth
The prince's attendant

1922
One Terrible Day
Booker T.

1922
Fire Fighters
Booker T. Bacon

1922
Our Gang
Snowy

1922
Young Sherlocks
Ernie

1922
Saturday Morning
Sorghum

1922
A Quiet Street
Booker T.

1923
The Champeen!
Sammy

1923
The Cobbler
Sammy

1923
The Big Show
Booker T.

1923
A Pleasant Journey
Ernie

1923
Boys To Board
Ernie

1923
Giants vs. Yanks
Ernie

1923
Back Stage
Ernie

1923
Dogs Of War!
Ernie

1923
Lodge Night
Ernie

1923
July Days
Ernie

1923
No Noise
Ernie

1923
Stage Fright
Ernie

1923
Derby Day
Ernie

1923
Sunday Calm
Ernie

1924
Tire Trouble
Ernie

1924
Big Business
Ernie

1924
The Buccaneers
Ernie

1924
The 'Fraidy Cat
Member of the gang

1924
Seein' Things
Ernie

1924
Commencement Day
Ernie

1923
Cradle Robbers
Ernie

1924
Rupert Of Hee Haw
Boy at palace gate

1924
It's A Bear
Ernie

1924
The Battling Orioles
Our Gang member

1924
Fast Company
Ernie

1926
Between Meals
In Need

1926
Don't Butt In!
In Need

1926
Soft Pedal
Wary

Acknowledgements:
The IMDb lists Morrison as being in a Snub Pollard film called "Nearly A Maid" (1920). There is no such film.

This page was last updated on: 31 December 2017