Sidney Bracey

Birthday:
12/18/1877
Place of birth:
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia:
Biography:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sidney Bracey (18 December 1877 – 5 August 1942) was an Australian-born American actor. After a stage career in Australia, on Broadway and in Britain, he appeared in 321 films between 1909 and 1942. Bracey was born in Melbourne, Victoria, with the name Sidney Bracy, later changing the spelling of his last name. He was the son of Welsh tenor Henry Bracy and English actress Clara T. Bracy. His aunt was actress and dancer Lydia Thompson. He began his stage career in Australia in the 1890s, with J. C. Williamson's comic opera companies. On Broadway, in 1900, he appeared as the tenor lead, Yussuf, in the first American production of The Rose of Persia at Daly's Theatre in New York. He then moved to England, appearing as Moreno in the Edwardian musical comedy hit The Toreador at the Gaiety Theatre, London in June 1901. He next joined the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company on tour in Britain, playing Terence O'Brian in The Emerald Isle from September 1901 to May 1902. He then left the D'Oyly Carte, continuing his stage career in Britain. He appeared in Amorelle at London's Comedy Theatre in 1904, The Winter's Tale in 1904–05, and A Persian Princess at Queen's Theatre in 1909. Back on Broadway, in 1912, he played as Sir Guy of Gisborne in a revival of Reginald de Koven's Robin Hood at the New Amsterdam Theatre, followed by Rob Roy at the Liberty Theatre in 1913. He then moved into film acting, making first silent films and then "talkies", until his death in 1942. Early in his film career, he wrote and directed a silent movie called Sid Nee's Finish, (Thanhouser Company (1914), in which he played the title character. In 1916, he changed the spelling of his last name to "Bracey". Silent film authority Diane MacIntyre gave this description of him: "Bracey, a stately looking character man, was in big demand for authority like roles; such as movie directors, bosses and, most of the time, the most respectable and poised butler in all of Hollywood. He was thin, dark haired and had an earnest, yet sober, face that could break into a look of wide-eyed exasperation." Bracy died in Hollywood, California on 5 August 1942, aged 64.

Credits

Dangerously They Live (1941)
as Sidewalk Onlooker (uncredited)
This Woman Is Mine (1941)
as Clerk
Bullets for O'Hara (1941)
as Lamson
The Great Mr. Nobody (1941)
as Beggar
Tugboat Annie Sails Again (1940)
as Limey
No Time for Comedy (1940)
as Waiter at Wyler's Party (uncredited)
My Love Came Back (1940)
as Butler
Brother Orchid (1940)
as Steward Bringing Briefcase (uncredited)
Invisible Stripes (1939)
as Bank Guard (uncredited)
Four Wives (1939)
as Extra at Wedding Reception (uncredited)
A Child Is Born (1939)
as Third Drugstore Clerk (uncredited)
We Are Not Alone (1939)
as Ben, the Lamplighter
Smashing the Money Ring (1939)
as Pop Dryden
Fast and Furious! (1939)
as Night Clerk
Espionage Agent (1939)
as Ship Steward
Dust Be My Destiny (1939)
as Nick's First Customer (uncredited)
Everybody's Hobby (1939)
as Mr. Ferris
The Bill of Rights (1939)
as Colonist
The Old Maid (1939)
as Charles the Butler (uncredited)
Indianapolis Speedway (1939)
as Spectator
Naughty But Nice (1939)
as Professor Listening to Radio (uncredited)
The Sun Never Sets (1939)
as Minister of Colonial Affairs
Torchy Runs for Mayor (1939)
as Dolan's Butler (uncredited)
Dark Victory (1939)
as Bartender (uncredited)
Women in the Wind (1939)
as Race Official / Spectator (uncredited)
On Trial (1939)
as Joe Burke
The Little Princess (1939)
as Pedestrian Discussing the War
Secret Service of the Air (1939)
as John 'Joe' Vicary
King of the Underworld (1939)
as Bert - the Farmer
Devil's Island (1939)
as Soupy
The Dawn Patrol (1938)
as Major Brand's Orderly (as Sidney Bracy)
The Girl Downstairs (1938)
as Second Butler
Comet Over Broadway (1938)
as English Porter (uncredited)
The Declaration of Independence (1938)
as Congress Clerk (uncredited)
Hard to Get (1938)
as Carl - Richards' Butler (uncredited)
My Bill (1938)
as Jenner
The Rage of Paris (1938)
as Opera House Usher (Uncredited)
Invisible Enemy (1938)
as Kamarov's Butler
Merrily We Live (1938)
as 2nd Butler
Arsène Lupin Returns (1938)
as Squad Car Driver
The Baroness and the Butler (1938)
as Member of Parliament
Love Is a Headache (1938)
as Waiter (uncredited)
Bulldog Drummond's Revenge (1937)
as Steward
A Night at the Movies (1937)
as Movie Patron (uncredited)
Breakfast for Two (1937)
as Clarence - Blair's Butler
The Wrong Road (1937)
as Waiter (Uncredited)
The Littlest Diplomat (1937)
as Adjutant Potter
She Had to Eat (1937)
as Waiter (uncredited)
Rhythm in the Clouds (1937)
as Butler
Shall We Dance (1937)
as First Steward (uncredited)
A Star Is Born (1937)
as Burke's Butler (uncredited)
Call It a Day (1937)
as Flower Shop Owner (uncredited)
Maid of Salem (1937)
as Townsman (Uncredited)
Sinner Take All (1936)
as Lampier's Butler
Isle of Fury (1936)
as Sam
Sworn Enemy (1936)
as Waiter
Charlie Chan at the Race Track (1936)
as Waiter on ship
San Francisco (1936)
as Burley's Butler Allen (uncredited)
Changing of the Guard (1936)
as Grayson, the Butler
Trouble for Two (1936)
as Noel's Henchman (Uncredited)
One Rainy Afternoon (1936)
as George, Butler (Uncredited)
Sutter's Gold (1936)
as Smythe - Sutter's Accountant
The Preview Murder Mystery (1936)
as DuBeck's Valet (Uncredited)
The Voice of Bugle Ann (1936)
as Court Clerk (uncredited)
Magnificent Obsession (1935)
as Butler
Anna Karenina (1935)
Let 'em Have It (1935)
as Butler at Spencer Home
The Winning Ticket (1935)
as Bank Employee
Forsaking All Others (1934)
as Paula's Chauffeur (Uncredited)
Broadway Bill (1934)
as Higgins' 2nd Butler (uncredited)
What Every Woman Knows (1934)
as Constituent Shouting 'Three Cheers' (uncredited)
Our Daily Bread (1934)
as Rent Collector
Outcast Lady (1934)
as Napier's Butler
He Was Her Man (1934)
as Waiter
Many Happy Returns (1934)
as Movie Butler (uncredited)
Back Page (1934)
as Edgar Ashe
The Vanishing Shadow (1934)
as Denny
A Very Honorable Guy (1934)
as Waiter
Laughing Boy (1934)
as White Father
The Poor Rich (1934)
as Arbuthnot
The 9th Guest (1934)
as Hawkins
Massacre (1934)
as Norma's Butler (uncredited)
Duck Soup (1933)
as Mrs. Teasdale's Butler (uncredited)
Only Yesterday (1933)
as Second Butler (Uncredited)
Broken Dreams (1933)
as Hopkins
Saturday's Millions (1933)
as Butler
Corruption (1933)
as Dr. Robbins
The Phantom of the Air (1933)
as James Munson
The Little Giant (1933)
as Butler
The Intruder (1933)
as Carlo - Valet
What! No Beer? (1933)
as Dr. Smith (uncredited)
Little Orphan Annie (1932)
as Butler (as Sidney Bracy)
Queen Kelly (1932)
as Prince Wolfram's Lackey
Tangled Destinies (1932)
as McGinnis, posing as Professor Marmont
The Washington Masquerade (1932)
as Benedict
Red-Headed Woman (1932)
as Man Wanting to Use Phone Booth (uncredited)
Letty Lynton (1932)
as Waiter (Uncredited)
The Airmail Mystery (1932)
as Driscoll
Freaks (1932)
as Hans' Butler (uncredited)
The Monster Walks (1932)
as Herbert Wilkes (as Sidney Bracy)
The Greeks Had a Word for Them (1932)
as The Waiter
A Dangerous Affair (1931)
as Plunkett
The Phantom of Paris (1931)
as Volunteer from Audience (uncredited)
Sporting Blood (1931)
as The Tout (uncredited)
The Avenger (1931)
as Windy
Ten Cents a Dance (1931)
as Wilson, Carlton's Butler
Parlor, Bedroom and Bath (1931)
as Butler (as Sidney Bracy)
Thundering Tenors (1931)
as The Butler
Dance, Fools, Dance (1931)
as Albert (uncredited)
Reducing (1931)
as Beasley's Butler
Along Came Youth (1930)
as Bit Role (uncredited)
Playboy of Paris (1930)
as Irate Customer
Follow Thru (1930)
as Doctor (uncredited)
Doughboys (1930)
as Recruiter (uncredited)
Anybody's Woman (1930)
as Butler
Wild Company (1930)
as Waiter
The Flirting Widow (1930)
as The Second Butler (uncredited)
Redemption (1930)
as Waiter
The Second Floor Mystery (1930)
as Alfred
Children of Pleasure (1930)
as Miles the Butler (uncredited)
The Bishop Murder Case (1930)
as Pyne (as Sydney Bracey)
His Captive Woman (1929)
Show People (1928)
as Dramatic Director
Home, James (1928)
as Haskins (the butler)
The Cameraman (1928)
as Editor
Man-Made Women (1928)
as Owens
Midnight Madness (1928)
as Bream's Valet
The Matinee Idol (1928)
as Don's Valet (uncredited)
The Crowd (1928)
as John's Supervisor (uncredited)
While the City Sleeps (1928)
as Short Order Cook
The 13th Juror (1927)
as The Butler
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
as Dance Hall Manager (uncredited)
My Best Girl (1927)
as Butler Serving Dinner (uncredited)
The Woman on Trial (1927)
as Brideaux
Painting the Town (1927)
as Secretary
Birds of Prey (1927)
as Gaston
My Official Wife (1926)
as Valet to Sascha
You Never Know Women (1926)
A Bankrupt Honeymoon (1926)
as The Butler
The Blackbird (1926)
as Bertie's No. 1 Man
The Merry Widow (1925)
as Danilo's Footman (uncredited)
A Slave of Fashion (1925)
as Hobson (as Sidney Bracy)
Her Market Value (1925)
as Banks
So This Is Marriage? (1924)
as Hawkins
Her Night of Romance (1924)
as Butler
Why Men Leave Home (1924)
as Sam Neilson
Leap Year (1924)
as Loris Keene's Press Agent (uncredited)
Merry-Go-Round (1923)
as Gisella's Groom
The Dictator (1922)
as Henry Bolton
Crime and Punishment (1917)
Temptation and the Man (1916)
Elusive Isabel (1916)
as Luiigi
The Huntress of Men (1916)
The Path of Happiness (1916)
Zudora (1914)
as Tom Hunt
The Million Dollar Mystery (1914)
as Jones - Hargreave's Butler / Stanley Hargreave
Uncle's Namesake (1913)
as Uncle John

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