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Ernest Morrison (1912–1989)

"Sunshine Sammy" Morrison was most famous as one of the Dead End Kids/East Side Kids, but he was probably the most experienced actor of that group. Morrison made his film debut while still an infant; his father worked for a wealthy Los Angeles family that had connections in the film industry, and one day a producer who was an acquaintance of his ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1974 Good Times (TV Series)
The Messenger
- The TV Commercial (1974) ... The Messenger
 1944 Greenwich Village
One of the Four Step Brothers (uncredited)
 1944 Follow the Leader
Scruno in Dream (uncredited)
 1943 Ghosts on the Loose
Scruno (as Sammy Morrison)
 1943 Clancy Street Boys
Scruno (as Sammy Morrison)
 1943 Hit Parade of 1943
Heaven Air Pilot (uncredited)
 1943 The Ape Man
Copyboy (uncredited)
 1943 Kid Dynamite
Scruno Jackson (as Sunshine Sammy)
 1942 'Neath Brooklyn Bridge
Scruno (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1942 Smart Alecks
Scruno (as Sunshine Sammy)
 1942 Let's Get Tough!
Scruno (as Sunshine Sammy Morrisson)
 1942 In This Our Life
Black Man in Jail (uncredited)
 1942 Mr. Wise Guy
Scruno (uncredited)
 1941 Spooks Run Wild
Scruno (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1941 Bowery Blitzkrieg
Scruno (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1941 Flying Wild
Scruno (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1940 Pride of the Bowery
Scruno (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1940 Fugitive from a Prison Camp
Chuckles
 1940 That Gang of Mine
Scruno (as Sunshine Sammy)
 1940 Boys of the City
Scruno (as Sunshine Sammy)
 1940 I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby
Joe (as Sunshine Sammy)
 1940 Gang War
Gang Member (uncredited)
 1926 Soft Pedal (Short)
Wary (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1926 Don't Butt In (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1926 Between Meals (Short)
In Need (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1924 Fast Company (Short)
Ernie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1924 Battling Orioles
Our Gang Member (uncredited)
 1924/I It's a Bear (Short)
Ernie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1924 Rupert of Hee Haw (Short)
Boy at Palace Gate (uncredited)
 1924 Cradle Robbers (Short)
Ernie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1924 Commencement Day (Short)
Ernie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1924 Seein' Things (Short)
Ernie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1924 The Fraidy Cat (Short)
Member of the Gang (uncredited)
 1924 The Buccaneers (Short)
Ernie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1924 Big Business (Short)
Sunshine Sammy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1924 Tire Trouble (Short)
Ernie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1923 Sunday Calm (Short)
Ernie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1923/I Derby Day (Short)
Ernie 'Sammy' (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1923 Stage Fright (Short)
Ernie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1923 No Noise (Short)
Ernie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1923 July Days (Short)
Ernie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1923 Lodge Night (Short)
Ernie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1923 Dogs of War (Short)
Ernie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1923 Back Stage (Short)
Ernie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1923 Giants vs. Yanks (Short)
Ernie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1923 Boys to Board (Short)
Ernie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1923 A Pleasant Journey (Short)
Ernie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1923 The Big Show (Short)
Booker T. (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1923 The Cobbler (Short)
Ernie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1923 The Champeen (Short)
Sammy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1923 Christmas (Short)
Sambo (as Smiling Sambo)
 1922 A Quiet Street (Short)
Booker T. (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1922 Saturday Morning (Short)
Sorghum (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1922 Young Sherlocks (Short)
Ernie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1922 Our Gang (Short)
Sunshine Sammy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1922 Ginger Face (Short)
Sammy (as Herbert Jenkins)
 1922 Fire Fighters (Short)
Booker T. Bacon (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1922 One Terrible Day (Short)
Booker T. (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1922 The Sleuth (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1922 Many Happy Returns (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1922 The Non-Skid Kid (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1922 Full o' Pep (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy)
 1922 Stand Pat (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1922 High Tide (Short)
Sunshine Sammy (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1922 Penrod
Herman
 1922 Rich Man, Poor Man (Short)
Sunshine Sammy (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1922 Loose Change (Short)
The Thieves' Lieutenant (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1922 Try, Try Again (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1921 The Pickaninny (Short)
Little Casino (as Sunshine Sammy)
 1921 Sweet By and By (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1921 The Chink (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1921 Late Lodgers (Short)
The Hotel Bellhop
 1921 Name the Day (Short)
Goofy (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1921 What a Whopper! (Short)
The Bellboy (uncredited)
 1921 At the Ringside (Short)
The Lookout (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1921 High Rollers (Short)
Porter at skating rink (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1921/II Big Game (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1921 No Children (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1921 Bubbling Over (Short) (as Sunshine Sambo)
 1921 Rush Orders (Short)
Narcissus (as Sunshine Sambo)
 1921 Fellow Romans (Short) (as Sunshine Sambo)
 1921 Make It Snappy (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1921 Open Another Bottle (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy)
 1921 Pinning It On (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1921 Whirl o' the West (Short)
Sammy (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1921 The Morning After (Short) (as Sunshine Sambo)
 1920 Number, Please? (Short)
Little Boy with Whisk Broom (uncredited)
 1920 Park Your Car (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1920 Cash Customers (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1920 The Dear Departed (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy)
 1920 Insulting the Sultan (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1920 When the Wind Blows (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1920 Fellow Citizens (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1920 Doing Time (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1920 Rock-a-Bye Baby (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1920 Get Out and Get Under (Short)
Small Boy (uncredited)
 1920 Go As You Please (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1920 Money to Burn (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1920 Run 'Em Ragged (Short)
Boy in Trash Can (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1920 Call a Taxi (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1920 The Home Stretch (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1920 You're Pinched (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1920 Don't Rock the Boat (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1920 Any Old Port (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1920 Grab the Ghost (Short)
Servant's Child
 1920 All Dressed Up (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1920 Nearly a Maid (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1920 Drink Hearty (Short)
George Washington Tarfoot Lee (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1920 Trotting Through Turkey (Short)
 1920 Cracked Wedding Bells (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1920 Find the Girl (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1920 The Dinner Hour (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1920 Cut the Cards (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1920 Haunted Spooks (Short)
Little Boy (uncredited)
 1920 Raise the Rent (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1920 Waltz Me Around (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1920/II Getting His Goat (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1920 All Lit Up (Short)
The Kid (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1920 The Dippy Dentist (Short)
Messenger boy (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1920 Why Go Home? (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1920 Red Hot Hottentotts (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1919 The Floor Below (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1919 Tough Luck (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1919 Miss Gingersnap (Short)
Little Rastus
 1919 Giving the Bride Away (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1919 Call for Mr. Caveman (Short)
Little Henry Hercules (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1919 Daddy Number Two (Short)
 1919 Start Something (Short) (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
 1919 Baby Marie's Round-Up (Short) (as Little Sambo)
 1919 The Little Diplomat
George Washington Jones Jr. (as Little Sambo)
 1919 Peggy Does Her Darndest
Snowball Snow
 1918 Dolly's Vacation
Ebenezer Eczema Abraham White (as Sambo)
 1918 Winning Grandma
Smiling Sammy (as Sambo)
 1918 Dolly Does Her Bit (as Sambo)
 1917 Captain Kiddo (Short)
 1916 The Soul of a Child (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Herbert Jenkins | Sammy Morrison | Sunshine Sammy Morrison | Sunshine Sammy Morrisson | Hal Roach's Rascals | Little Sambo | Smiling Sambo | Sunshine Sambo | Sambo | Sunshine Sammy
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Personal Quote:

I was the first black movie personality to be featured in fan magazines and the first black to be a millionaire because of the movies. My family is close and very loving with each other. I have good health and I drive a Continental Mark IV. I fall asleep every night of my life counting my many, many blessings.

Trivia:

Also in "Dead End Kids" and East Side Kids (1940). See more »

Nickname:

Sunshine Sammy See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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