Support Your Local Gunfighter as a Townsman (1971).
As a child who grew up around the New Jersey
fisheries, he was nicknamed "Fimp" for his lispy pronunciation of
shrimp. He was a hometown hero athlete and lifeguard who excelled in
baseball, football, and basketball. He played professional baseball
with the New York Giants in 1914. He was a scout for Connie Mack's
Philadelphia Athletics. He did sports reporting for the New York
Times in 1926. His prosperity earned in the real estate and
insurance business crashed in 1929.
Cap Somers was a bit actor and stuntman. He came to be known as Cap
after returning from France during WWI as a captain in the U.S.
He appeared in films like The Bohemian Girl with Laurel and Hardy,
Flash Gordon - The Stratton Story - Ambush - The Pride of St.
Louis - Around the World in Eighty Days - Man of a Thousand Faces
and Cat Ballou as the Hangman.
Somers was declared the
"Bravest Man in Hollywood" in 1940 as the
result of his work, Follow the Arrow. In this MGM short, archer
Pete Smith attempted to hit an apple on Somers' head at a distance
of fifty feet.
City, New Jersey
Birth Name: Fredrick Grant Somers
"Cap / Fimp" Somers
(age 77) in Los
Angeles, California of a Heart Attack