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Date of Birth 15 February 1915Belfast, Ireland [now Northern Ireland], UK
Date of Death 26 March 1982London, England, UK  (respiratory illness)
Birth NameSamuel John Kydd

Mini Bio (1)

Sam Kydd was born on February 15, 1915 in Belfast, Ireland [now Northern Ireland], UK as Samuel John Kydd. He was an actor, known for Orlando (1965), Crane (1963) and The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959). He was married to Lavender Rosamund Marguerite 'Pinkie' Barnes. He died on March 26, 1982 in London, England.

Spouse (1)

Lavender Rosamund Marguerite 'Pinkie' Barnes (6 June 1952 - 26 March 1982) (his death) (1 child)

Trivia (6)

He was the father of actor Jonathan Kydd.
Irish-born, he lived in England from early childhood. During his acting career, he specialised in playing irrepressible cockney characters.
Son of an army officer, he saw military action himself during World War II. Taken prisoner in Calais in 1940, he was interned in a POW camp in Poland for five years. There, he took charge of theatrical activities among the prisoners, writing and staging plays.
Subject of the "Spot Sam Kydd" game.
His wife, Lavender 'Pinkie' Barnes, was an outstanding table tennis player, competing for England in three world team championships; later she became one of the first women advertising copywriters at Masius and Ferguson.
Outlived by his wife by over 30 years, Lavendar Kydd died in September 2012 at the age of 97.

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