17 February 1881
06 August 1941|
Wildwood Sanatorium, Newhall (uninc), Los Angeles County, California,
United States of America
(tuberculosis, age 60)
Dutch-born actor. At the age of 19 he immigrated from Holland to the US (Woodbridge, New Jersey). Later, he moved to Canada (1906) as a laborer and gained work as a Canadian Mountie (police)
for about 3 years and moved to Oregon and worked as a mounted policeman. In Los Angeles in late 1917 he volunteered for the WWI Royal Canadian Expeditionary Force as an actor/linguist speaking 5 languages.|
His Death Certificate says he had pulmonary tuberculosis for 4 years and 7 months. He spent the final 2 years of his life at the Wildwood Sanatorium.
One Ancestry.com researcher has Tom born in Alaska as "Thomas Marie Fejes" without citing a source. The link below has a photo of the actual Dutch birth certificate which says "Thomas Figee".
Real name: Thomas Figee
|Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.|