Larry Simms

Highest Rated: 96% Trouble the Water (2008)
Birthday: Oct 1, 1934
Birthplace: Not Available
A child model from age two, Larry Simms was discovered by a Hollywood talent scout when he appeared in a 1937 Saturday Evening Post advertisement. The three-year-old, curly haired Simms made his screen debut as the infant son of Jimmy Stewart and Rose Stradner in MGM's The Last Gangster. He was then hired by Columbia to play Baby Dumpling in the 1938 cinemadaptation of Chic Young's comic strip Blondie. Simms remained with the Blondie series until its cessation in 1950, billed onscreen as Baby Dumpling until his character name was formalized as Alexander Bumstead. During this period, he also made a few "outside" appearances in films like Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) and Madame Bovary (1949). Though his career as a child star was a pleasant experience (and, at 750 dollars per week, a lucrative one), Simms wasn't all that interested in acting; the technical end of moviemaking was more fascinating to him. In 1950, he quit show business to join the Navy, then studied aeronautical engineering at California Polytech. Larry Simms was then hired as an engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, where he remained until his retirement.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
96% Trouble the Water Actor $0.2M 2008
No Score Yet Beware of Blondie Alexander Bumstead 1950
No Score Yet Blondie's Hero Alexander Bumstead 1950
No Score Yet Blondie Hits the Jackpot Alexander 1949
No Score Yet Madame Bovary Justin 1949
No Score Yet Blondie's Secret Alexander Bumstead 1948
No Score Yet Blondie's Reward Alexander Bumstead 1948
No Score Yet Blondie in the Dough Alexander Bumstead 1947
No Score Yet Golden Earrings Page Boy 1947
No Score Yet Blondie's Holiday Alexander Bumstead 1947
No Score Yet Blondie's Big Moment Alexander Bumstead 1947
No Score Yet Blondie's Anniversary Alexander Bumstead 1947
93% It's a Wonderful Life Pete 1946
No Score Yet Blondie Knows Best Baby Dumpling 1946
No Score Yet Blondie's Lucky Day Alexander Bumstead 1946
No Score Yet Life with Blondie Alexander Bumstead 1945
No Score Yet Leave It to Blondie Alexander 1945
No Score Yet It's a Great Life Alexander Bumstead / Baby Dumpling 1943
No Score Yet Footlight Glamour Alexander Bumstead 1943
No Score Yet Blondie for Victory Baby Dumpling 1942
No Score Yet The Gay Sisters Austin 1942
No Score Yet Blondie Goes to College Baby Dumpling 1942
No Score Yet Blondie's Blessed Event Baby Dumpling (Alexander) Bumstead 1942
No Score Yet Blondie in Society Baby Dumpling 1941
No Score Yet Blondie Goes Latin Baby Dumpling Bumstead 1941
No Score Yet Blondie Plays Cupid Alexander 'Baby Dumpling' Bumstead 1940
No Score Yet Blondie Has Servant Trouble Baby Dumpling Bumstead 1940
No Score Yet Blondie on a Budget Baby Dumpling Bumstead 1940
No Score Yet Blondie Baby Dumpling Bumstead 1939
95% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Hopper Boy 1939
No Score Yet Blondie Takes a Vacation Baby Dumpling Bumstead 1939
No Score Yet Blondie Meets the Boss Baby Dumpling 1939
No Score Yet The Last Gangster Jo Krozac 1937

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