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Sidney Fox (I) (1907–1942)

This tiny (4' 11"), appealing, coquettish-looking Hollywood actress had only a few active years in early talkies before her career took a bad hit. A few years after that she joined other shattered 1930s hopefuls (Peg Entwistle, Gwili Andre, Peggy Shannon) as tragic symbols of unrequited stardom. Sidney Fox was born Sidney Liefer in New York City on... See full bio »

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Murders in the Rue Morgue
Murders in the Rue Morgue Mlle. Camille L'Espanaye
Midnight Stella Weldon
The Bad Sister
The Bad Sister Marianne Madison
The Mouthpiece
The Mouthpiece Celia Farraday


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 1934 Down to Their Last Yacht
Linda Colt-Stratton
 1933 The Merry Monarch
Queen of the Day
 1933 Adventures of Don Quixote
Maria, the niece
 1932 Merry-Go-Round
Peggy Martin
 1932 Murders in the Rue Morgue
Mlle. Camille L'Espanaye
 1931 Strictly Dishonorable
 1931 Nice Women
Beth Girard
 1931 Six Cylinder Love
Marilyn Sterling
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 1998 Universal Horror (TV Movie documentary)

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Sydney Fox


4' 10" (1.47 m)

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My greatest cross is that my face and body don't match my mind and soul. People expect me to be an ingénue, a baby doll, and they're terribly disappointed when they find I'm not. At parties, I've seen men ask to be introduced to me, and I knew they thought I was attractive, but after talking to me a few minutes they'd turn away in dismay. Men, in Hollywood especially, don't like intelligent women.


In a full-length article on Sidney in Classic Images, February 2009, by Greg Mank, Hollywood gossip had it that Sidney was having an affair with Carl Laemmle Jr., the Universal general manager who discovered her. Some implied that she also was having an affair with his father, mogul Carl Laemmle, at the same time. This sullied her reputation in Hollywood and her career was heavily damaged by it. See more »

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