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Cap Somers
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Cap Somers - Gunsmoke
Cap Somers from Gunsmoke

Cap Somers/Frederick "Cap / Fimp" Somers appeared in eight episodes of The Rifleman Day of the Hunter as one of the townsmen ― The Deserter as a card player ― The Vision as a cowhand.

Woman from Hog Ridge as a townsmen ― The Martinet as one of the townsmen ― The Decision as one of the townsmen.

Which Way'd They Go? as the bartender ― The Anvil Chorus as one of the townsmen.

Cap appeared five times with Chuck Connors in Branded (1965) ― The Greatest Coward on Earth as a Circus Patron ― Seward's Folly as a Barfly ― The Bar Sinister as a Townsman  ― Mightier Than the Sword as a Townsman ― That the Brave Endure as a Barfly.

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. Marine Corps.

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.

in Atlantic City, New Jersey
Birth Name: Fredrick Grant Somers
Frederick "Cap / Fimp" Somers
Died: (age 77) in Los Angeles, California of a Heart Attack

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*Thanks to Phillip Arnold for giving this Cowboy his credit due!

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