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Lillian Burns (I) (1903–1998)

Lillian Burns was born on September 17, 1903 in Illinois, USA. She is known for her work on A Florida Enchantment (1914), The Goddess (1915) and The Cave Man (1915). She was married to George Sidney. She died on August 31, 1998 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

A Florida Enchantment
(1914)
The Goddess
The Goddess Mary Blackstone
(1915)
The Cave Man
The Cave Man Dolly Van Dream
(1915)
The Shop Girl
(1916)

Filmography

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 1916 Stung! (Short)
Anita
 1916 The Shop Girl
Ena
 1916 Her Bad Quarter of an Hour (Short)
Milly
 1916 From Out of the Past (Short)
Dr. Hudson's Wife
 1916 Green Stockings
Madge Rockingham
 1915 The Thirteenth Girl (Short)
Ethel Gibson
 1915 The Cave Man
Dolly Van Dream
 1915 A 'Model' Wife (Short)
Violet
 1915 The Third Party (Short)
Mrs. Williams
 1915 The Silent W (Short)
Florence Ray
 1915 The Little Doll's Dressmaker (Short)
Nance - June's Sister
 1915 Four Grains of Rice (Short)
 1915 To Save Him for His Wife (Short)
 1915 The Goddess
Mary Blackstone
 1915 A Lily in Bohemia (Short)
 1915 The Love Whip (Short)
 1915 Peggy of Fifth Avenue (Short)
 1914 Arthur Truman's Ward (Short)
Helen Russell
 1914 Sunshine and Shadows (Short)
Helen Redmond - Martin's Fiancée
 1914 The Methods of Margaret (Short)
Miss Blake - the Stenographer
 1914 Netty or Letty (Short)
Letty
 1914 A Double Error (Short)
 1914 The Unwritten Play (Short)
 1914 The Wheat and the Tares (Short)
Hazel Gray
 1914 A Florida Enchantment
Malvina
 1914 Uncle Bill (Short)
 1914 Too Many Husbands (Short)
Mollie
 1914 The Battle of the Weak (Short)
Helene Mason
 1914 Never Again (Short)
Ruth Fletcher
 1914 The Speeder's Revenge (Short)
 1914 A Pair of Frauds (Short)
Margery Dean
 1914 Love's Old Dream (Short)
 1913 The Heart of Mrs. Robins (Short)
 1913 A Soul in Bondage (Short)
 1912 Nemesis! (Short)
Nell Chandler
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Alternate Names:

Lillian Burns Sidney
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Was the in-house acting coach for MGM from 1937 to the early 1960s. Her trademark was to coach aspiring actors and actresses who had little to no experience. Sidney's pupils included, throughout the years: Lana Turner, Janet Leigh, Ava Gardner, Esther Williams, Donna Reed, Arlene Dahl, Cyd Charisse, Debbie Reynolds, Kathryn Grayson, Pier Angeli, Margaret O'Brien, Nancy Reagan, George Hamilton, ... See more »

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