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Sidney Blackmer

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.


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Born:
Jul 13, 1895 In Salisbury, North Carolina, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
132
First Appeared:
In the movie Sweethearts and Wives 1930-06-15
Latest Project:
Movie Do You Take This Stranger? 1971-01-17
Known For
Poster of People Will Talk
Poster of Ellery Queen and the Perfect Crime
Poster of The Monroe Doctrine
Poster of The President's Mystery
Filmography
Movie Do You Take This Stranger? G.R. Jarvis 1971-01-17
Movie Revenge Is My Destiny Gregory Mann 1971-01-01
Movie Rosemary's Baby Roman Castevet 1968-06-12
Movie A Covenant with Death Col. Oates 1967-02-15
Series The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. Unknown 1966-09-13
Movie How to Murder Your Wife Judge Blackstone 1965-01-26
Movie Joy in the Morning Dean James Darwent 1965-05-05
Series Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Series Profiles in Courage Unknown 1964-11-08
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1963-09-16
Series Cain's Hundred Unknown 1961-09-19
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Series Target: The Corruptors! Unknown 1961-09-29
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Series Thriller Unknown 1960-09-13
Movie What Makes Sammy Run? H.L. Harrington 1959-09-27
Series Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Unknown 1958-10-06
Series The Texan Unknown 1958-09-29
Series Wanted: Dead or Alive Unknown 1958-09-06
Series The Rifleman Unknown 1958-09-30
Movie Tammy and the Bachelor Professor Brent 1957-06-14
Movie Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Austin Spencer 1956-09-05
Movie High Society Seth Lord 1956-07-17
Series The Adventures of Jim Bowie Unknown 1956-09-07
Series Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater Unknown 1956-10-05
Movie Accused of Murder Frank Hobart 1956-12-21
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Series The Star and the Story Unknown 1955-01-08
Series Matinee Theater Unknown 1955-10-31
Movie The View from Pompey's Head Garvin Wales 1955-11-04
Movie Johnny Dark James Fielding 1954-06-25
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Movie The High and the Mighty Humphrey Agnew 1954-07-03
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie The San Francisco Story Andrew Cain 1952-05-11
Movie Washington Story Philip Emery 1952-07-18
Series Tales of Tomorrow Unknown 1951-08-03
Movie Saturday's Hero Gene Hausler (as Aldo DaRe) 1951-03-01
Movie People Will Talk Arthur Higgins 1951-08-29
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Series Suspense Unknown 1949-01-06
Series Lights Out Unknown 1949-07-19
Series The Philco Television Playhouse Unknown 1948-10-03
Movie A Song Is Born Adams 1948-10-19
Movie Duel in the Sun The Lover 1946-12-31
Movie Broadway Rhythm Press Agent 1944-01-19
Movie Buffalo Bill Theodore Roosevelt (uncredited) 1944-04-02
Movie Wilson Josephus Daniels 1944-08-01
Movie The Lady and the Monster Eugene Fulton 1944-04-17
Movie Quiet Please Murder Martin Cleaver 1943-03-19
Movie Murder in Times Square George Nevins 1943-04-01
Movie War of the Wildcats Teddy Roosevelt 1943-12-06
Movie I Escaped from the Gestapo Bergen 1943-05-14
Movie The Panther's Claw Police Commissioner Thatcher Colt 1942-03-03
Movie Nazi Agent Arnold Milbar 1942-03-01
Movie Obliging Young Lady Henry - George's Attorney 1942-04-01
Movie Always in My Heart Philip Ames 1942-03-14
Movie Sabotage Squad Carlyle Harrison 1942-08-27
Movie Rookies on Parade Augustus Moody 1941-04-16
Movie Cheers For Miss Bishop John Stevens 1941-02-21
Movie Love Crazy Lawyer George Renny 1941-05-23
Movie Murder Among Friends Mr. Wheeler 1941-02-28
Movie Angels with Broken Wings Guy Barton 1941-05-27
Movie The Feminine Touch Freddie Bond, Elliott's Lawyer 1941-10-01
Movie Down Mexico Way Ellery Gibson 1941-10-15
Movie Ellery Queen and the Perfect Crime Anthony Rhodes 1941-08-14
Movie Framed Tony Bowman 1940-02-23
Movie Teddy The Rough Rider Theodore Roosevelt 1940-02-21
Movie Maryland Spencer Danfield 1940-07-19
Movie Dance, Girl, Dance Puss in Boots 1940-08-30
Movie I Want a Divorce Erskine Brandon 1940-09-20
Movie Third Finger, Left Hand Hughie Wheeler 1940-10-11
Movie Fast and Loose 'Lucky' Nolan 1939-02-17
Movie Convict's Code Gregory Warren 1939-01-18
Movie Within the Law George Demarest 1939-03-17
Movie It's a Wonderful World Al Mallon 1939-05-19
Movie Law of the Pampas Ralph Merritt 1939-11-03
Movie Hotel for Women McNeil 1939-08-03
Movie The Monroe Doctrine Theodore Roosevelt 1939-10-14
Movie Unmarried Cash Enright 1939-05-20
Movie Speed to Burn Hastings 1938-06-07
Movie In Old Chicago General Phil Sheridan 1938-04-15
Movie Straight, Place and Show 'Lucky' Braddock 1938-09-30
Movie Down on the Farm Political Boss 1938-10-11
Movie While New York Sleeps Ralph Simmons 1938-12-16
Movie Trade Winds Thomas Bruhme II 1938-12-28
Movie Suez Marquis Du Brey 1938-10-28
Movie This Is My Affair President Theodore Roosevelt 1937-05-28
Movie John Meade's Woman Rodney 1937-02-26
Movie A Doctor's Diary Dr. Anson Ludlow 1937-02-16
Movie The Women Men Marry Walter Wiley 1937-09-10
Movie Girl Overboard Alex LeMaire 1937-02-01
Movie Wife, Doctor and Nurse Dr. Gordon Therberg 1937-09-17
Movie Thank You, Mr. Moto Herr Eric Koeger 1937-12-24
Movie Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo Victor Karnoff 1937-12-17
Movie The Last Gangster San Francisco Editor 1937-11-12
Movie Heidi Sesemann 1937-10-15
Movie Woman Trap Riley Ferguson 1936-03-06
Movie Heart of the West Big John Trumbull (as Sydney Blackmer) 1936-02-24
Movie Florida Special Jack Macklyn 1936-04-20
Movie Missing Girls Dan Collins 1936-09-10
Movie The President's Mystery George Sartos 1936-09-28
Movie The House of Secrets Tom Starr 1936-10-28
Movie Early to Bed Rex Daniels 1936-06-05
Movie Shadows of the Orient King Moss 1935-07-05
Movie The Little Colonel Swazey 1935-02-22
Movie Smart Girl Harry Courtland 1935-07-16
Movie Behind the Green Lights Raymond Cortell 1935-03-11
Movie Great God Gold John Hart 1935-04-14
Movie Streamline Express Harry (aka "Gilbert Landon") 1935-09-14
Movie Forced Landing Tony Bernardi 1935-12-02
Movie The Fire-Trap Cedric McIntyre 1935-11-26
Movie The Girl Who Came Back Bill Rhodes 1935-09-20
Movie False Pretenses Kenneth Alden 1935-10-21
Movie This Man Is Mine Mort Holmes 1934-04-13
Movie Down to Their Last Yacht Barry Forbes 1934-08-31
Movie The President Vanishes D.L. Voorman 1934-11-17
Movie The Count of Monte Cristo Mondego 1934-09-06
Movie Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round Lee Lother 1934-11-02
Movie From Hell to Heaven Cliff Billings 1933-02-24
Movie Cocktail Hour William Lawton 1933-06-05
Movie Goodbye Love Chester Hamilton 1933-11-09
Movie The Wrecker Tom Cummings 1933-07-10
Movie Deluge Martin Webster 1933-08-17
Movie It's a Wise Child Steve 1931-04-10
Movie Little Caesar Big Boy 1931-01-25
Movie The Lady Who Dared Charles Townsend 1931-05-29
Movie Sweethearts and Wives Anthony Peel 1930-06-15
Movie The Bad Man Morgan Pell 1930-09-12
Movie Kismet Wazir Mansur 1930-10-30
Movie Mothers Cry Mr. Gerald Hart 1930-12-07