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Sidney James (II) (1913–1976)

The star of the Carry On series of films, Sid James originally came to prominence as sidekick to the ground breaking British comedy actor Tony Hancock, on both radio and then television. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa and christened Solomon Joel Cohen, James arrived in England in 1946, second wife in tow, having served with the South African ... See full bio »

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He played "Nathan Detroit" in Frank Loesser's musical, "Guys and Dolls", at the Coliseum in London, England with Elizabeth Webb, Jacqueline James, Edmund Hockridge, William Thorburn, Danny Green and Harry Brindle in the cast. See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 2 Articles | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sid James | Sydney James


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Frequently remembered as a former boxer, but he never actually was! People got that impression that he had been a boxer from his craggy features and bulbous nose. See more »


The dirtiest laugh in film


King of Carry On

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