Wednesday 21 August 2013

Elmer Booth

Born: 9 December 1882, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 16 June 1915, Los Angeles, California, USA

Elmer Booth was a promising silent screen actor whose career was cut short when a car he was a passenger in crashed at high speed into a moving train. The car was driven by Tod Browning who would later go on to be a famous film director of such classics as 'Dracula' and 'Freaks'.

The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912) as Snapper Kid, Musketeers gang leader

Elmer is on the left of these two shifty looking characters, with Harry Carey.

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