Wednesday, November 27, 2019

"Pursued" Child Actor Ernest Severn 1987 Valley Oaks Cemetery

Ernest Severn (Johannesburg, May 3, 1933 – Thousand Oaks, November 27, 1987) was an American child screen actor.

He was born Ernest Hubbard Smuts Severn, son of Dr. Clifford Brill Severn (1890-1981) and his South African wife Rachel Malherbe (1897-1984).[1] His parents emigrated from South Africa to Los Angeles after he was born. He had seven siblings who were all child actors: Venetia Severn, Clifford Severn, Yvonne Severn, Raymond Severn, Christopher Severn, William Severn and Winston Severn.

Ernest Severn and his brothers Raymond and Christopher all acted in the 1943 film The Man from Down Under.

Ernest Severn is buried at Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village, California. 

Selected filmography

The Man from Down Under (1943) - Tough boy
A Guy Named Joe (1943) - Davey, English boy
The Hour Before the Dawn (1944) - Willie
Pursued (1947) - Jeb, age 11


1. Memorial to Rachel Malherbe Severn


John Holmstrom, The Moving Picture Boy: An International Encyclopaedia from 1895 to 1995, Norwich, Michael Russell, 1996, pp. 187–188.

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