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Sydney Greenstreet (1879–1954)


Sydney Greenstreet's father was a leather merchant with eight children. Sydney left home at age 18 to make his fortune as a Ceylon tea planter, but drought forced him out of business and back to England. He managed a brewery and, to escape boredom, took acting lessons. His stage debut was as a murderer in a 1902 production of "Sherlock Holmes". ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

Known For

Casablanca
Casablanca Signor Ferrari
(1942)
The Maltese Falcon
The Maltese Falcon Kasper Gutman
(1941)
Christmas in Connecticut
Christmas in Connecticut Alexander Yardley
(1945)
The Mask of Dimitrios
(1944)

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(2/9/43) Radio: Appeared in the "The Hangman Won't Wait" episode of the series "Suspense". NOTE: As of this writing, only the first half of this episode is available; the remainder is believed lost. See more »

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Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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The lens is the actor's best critic... showing his mind more clearly than on the stage. You can get wonderful cooperation out of the lens if you are true, but God help you if you are not. Pictures are much harder to do than the theater... You're at the mercy of the camera angles and the piecemeal technique.

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Interred at Forest Lawn, Glendale, California, USA, in the Utility Columbarium area of the Great Mausoleum (not accessible for public viewing). See more »

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