Sidney Blackmer

Sidney Blackmer

  • Born on
    • July 13th, 1895
  • Died on
    • October 6th, 1973
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.

Starring Sidney Blackmer on Plex


Acting (34 Credits)

1984Terror in the Aisles as Roman Castevet (archive footage) (uncredited)
1968Rosemary's Baby as Roman Castevet
1965How to Murder Your Wife as Judge Blackstone
1957Tammy and the Bachelor as Professor Brent
1956Beyond a Reasonable Doubt as Austin Spencer
1956High Society as Seth Lord
1954The High and the Mighty as Humphrey Agnew
1951People Will Talk as Arthur Higgins
1948A Song Is Born as Adams
1946Duel in the Sun as The Lover
1944Wilson as Josephus Daniels
1944Buffalo Bill as Theodore Roosevelt (uncredited)
1943In Old Oklahoma as Teddy Roosevelt
1942The Panther's Claw as Police Commissioner Thatcher Colt
1942Nazi Agent as Arnold Milbar
1941Down Mexico Way as Ellery Gibson
1941Love Crazy as Lawyer George Renny
1941Cheers for Miss Bishop as John Stevens
1941The Feminine Touch as Freddie Bond
1940Third Finger, Left Hand as Hughie Wheeler
1940Dance, Girl, Dance as Puss in Boots
1939It's a Wonderful World as Al Mallon
1939Fast and Loose as 'Lucky' Nolan
1938Trade Winds as Thomas Bruhme II
1938Suez as Marquis Du Brey
1938In Old Chicago as General Phil Sheridan
1937Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo as Victor Karnoff
1937Thank You, Mr. Moto as Herr Eric Koeger
1937The Last Gangster as San Francisco Editor
1937Heidi as Sesemann
1937This Is My Affair as President Theodore Roosevelt
1935The Little Colonel as Swazey
1934The Count of Monte Cristo as Mondego
1931Little Caesar as Big Boy


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