Sidney Blackmer

Birthday:
07/13/1895
Place of birth:
Salisbury, North Carolina, USA:
Biography:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sidney Alderman Blackmer (13 July 1895 – 6 October 1973) was an American actor. Blackmer was born and raised in Salisbury, North Carolina. He started off in an insurance and financial business but gave up on it. While working as a builder's laborer on a new building, he saw a Pearl White serial being filmed and immediately decided to go into acting. Blackmer went to New York hoping to act on the stage. While in the city, he took jobs and extra work at various film studios at the then motion picture capital, Fort Lee, New Jersey, including a bit part in the highly popular serial, The Perils of Pauline (1914). He made his Broadway debut in 1917, but his career was interrupted by service in the U.S. military in World War I. After the war, he returned to the theatre and in 1929 returned to motion pictures and went on to be a major character actor in more than 120 films. He won the 1950 Tony Award for Best Actor (Drama) for his role in the Broadway play, Come Back, Little Sheba. In film, Blackmer is remembered for his more than a dozen portrayals of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt and for his role in the Academy Award-winning 1968 Roman Polanski film about urban New York witches, Rosemary's Baby, in which he played an over-solicitous neighbor. A humanitarian, Blackmer served as the national vice president of the United States Muscular Dystrophy Association. In 1972, he was honored with the North Carolina Award in the Fine Arts category. It is the state of North Carolina's highest civilian award. On his passing in 1973, Blackmer was interred in the Chestnut Hill Cemetery in his hometown of Salisbury, North Carolina. Description above from the Wikipedia article Sidney Blackmer   licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Credits

Do You Take This Stranger? (1971)
as G.R. Jarvis
Revenge Is My Destiny (1971)
as Gregory Mann
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
as Roman Castevet
A Covenant with Death (1967)
as Col. Oates
Joy in the Morning (1965)
as Dean James Darwent
How to Murder Your Wife (1965)
as Judge Blackstone
What Makes Sammy Run? (1959)
as H.L. Harrington
Tammy and the Bachelor (1957)
as Professor Brent
Accused of Murder (1956)
as Frank Hobart
The Little Foxes (1956)
as Ben
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)
as Austin Spencer
High Society (1956)
as Seth Lord
The View from Pompey's Head (1955)
as Garvin Wales
The High and the Mighty (1954)
as Humphrey Agnew
Johnny Dark (1954)
as James Fielding
Washington Story (1952)
as Philip Emery
The San Francisco Story (1952)
as Andrew Cain
People Will Talk (1951)
as Arthur Higgins
Saturday's Hero (1951)
as Gene Hausler (as Aldo DaRe)
A Song Is Born (1948)
as Adams
Duel in the Sun (1946)
as The Lover
Wilson (1944)
as Josephus Daniels
The Lady and the Monster (1944)
as Eugene Fulton
Buffalo Bill (1944)
as Theodore Roosevelt (uncredited)
Broadway Rhythm (1944)
as Press Agent
War of the Wildcats (1943)
as Teddy Roosevelt
I Escaped from the Gestapo (1943)
as Bergen
Murder in Times Square (1943)
as George Nevins
Quiet Please, Murder (1943)
as Martin Cleaver
Sabotage Squad (1942)
as Carlyle Harrison
March On, America! (1942)
as Theodore Roosevelt (archive footage) (uncredited)
Gallant Lady (1942)
as Steve Carey
Obliging Young Lady (1942)
as Henry - George's Attorney
Always in My Heart (1942)
as Philip Ames
The Panther's Claw (1942)
as Police Commissioner Thatcher Colt
Nazi Agent (1942)
as Arnold Milbar
Down Mexico Way (1941)
as Ellery Gibson
The Feminine Touch (1941)
as Freddie Bond
Ellery Queen and the Perfect Crime (1941)
as Anthony Rhodes
Angels with Broken Wings (1941)
as Guy Barton
Love Crazy (1941)
as Lawyer George Renny
Rookies on Parade (1941)
as Augustus Moody
Murder Among Friends (1941)
as Mr. Wheeler
Cheers For Miss Bishop (1941)
as John Stevens
Third Finger, Left Hand (1940)
as Hughie Wheeler
I Want a Divorce (1940)
as Erskine Brandon
Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)
as Puss in Boots
Maryland (1940)
as Spencer Danfield
Framed (1940)
as Tony Bowman
Teddy the Rough Rider (1940)
as Theodore Roosevelt
Law of the Pampas (1939)
as Ralph Merritt
The Monroe Doctrine (1939)
as Theodore Roosevelt
Hotel for Women (1939)
as McNeil
Unmarried (1939)
as Cash Enright
It's a Wonderful World (1939)
as Al Mallon
Within the Law (1939)
as George Demarest
Fast and Loose (1939)
as 'Lucky' Nolan
Convict's Code (1939)
as Gregory Warren
Trade Winds (1938)
as Thomas Bruhme II
While New York Sleeps (1938)
as Ralph Simmons
Suez (1938)
as Marquis Du Brey
Down on the Farm (1938)
as Political Boss
Straight, Place and Show (1938)
as 'Lucky' Braddock
Speed to Burn (1938)
as Hastings
In Old Chicago (1938)
as General Phil Sheridan
Thank You, Mr. Moto (1937)
as Herr Eric Koeger
Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo (1937)
as Victor Karnoff
The Last Gangster (1937)
as San Francisco Editor
Heidi (1937)
as Sesemann
Wife, Doctor and Nurse (1937)
as Dr. Gordon Therberg
The Women Men Marry (1937)
as Walter Wiley
This Is My Affair (1937)
as President Theodore Roosevelt
Michael O'Halloran (1937)
John Meade's Woman (1937)
as Rodney
A Doctor's Diary (1937)
as Dr. Anson Ludlow
Girl Overboard (1937)
as Alex LeMaire
The House of Secrets (1936)
as Tom Starr
The President's Mystery (1936)
as George Sartos
Missing Girls (1936)
as Dan Collins
Early to Bed (1936)
as Rex Daniels
Florida Special (1936)
as Jack Macklyn
Woman Trap (1936)
as Riley Ferguson
Heart of the West (1936)
as Big John Trumbull
Forced Landing (1935)
as Tony Bernardi
The Fire-Trap (1935)
as Cedric McIntyre
False Pretenses (1935)
as Kenneth Alden
The Girl Who Came Back (1935)
as Bill Rhodes
Streamline Express (1935)
as Gilbert Landon
Smart Girl (1935)
as Harry Courtland
Shadows of the Orient (1935)
as King Moss
Great God Gold (1935)
as John Hart
Behind the Green Lights (1935)
as Raymond Cortell
The Little Colonel (1935)
as Swazey
The President Vanishes (1934)
as D.L. Voorman
Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round (1934)
as Lee Lother
The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)
as Mondego
Down to Their Last Yacht (1934)
as Barry Forbes
This Man Is Mine (1934)
as Mort Holmes
Good-bye Love (1933)
as Chester Hamilton
Deluge (1933)
as Martin Webster
The Wrecker (1933)
as Tom Cummings
Cocktail Hour (1933)
as William Lawton
From Hell to Heaven (1933)
as Cliff Billings
The Lady Who Dared (1931)
as Charles Townsend
It's a Wise Child (1931)
as Steve
Woman Hungry (1931)
as Geoffrey Brand
Little Caesar (1931)
as Big Boy
Mothers Cry (1930)
as Mr. Gerald Hart
Kismet (1930)
as Wazir Mansur
The Bad Man (1930)
as Morgan Pell
Sweethearts and Wives (1930)
as Anthony Peel
A Most Immoral Lady (1929)
as Humphrey Sergeant

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