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Sidney Bracey

Sidney Bracey

  • Born on
    • December 18th, 1877
  • Died on
    • August 5th, 1942
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.

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Filmography

Acting (52 Credits)

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1941Dangerously They Live as Sidewalk Onlooker (uncredited)
1940No Time for Comedy as Waiter at Wyler's Party (uncredited)
1940Brother Orchid as Steward Bringing Briefcase (uncredited)
1939Devil's Island as Soupy
1939The Old Maid as Charles the Butler (uncredited)
1939Four Wives as Extra at Wedding Reception (uncredited)
1939Dark Victory as Bartender (uncredited)
1939Fast and Furious as Night Clerk (uncredited)
1939Dust Be My Destiny as Nick's First Customer (uncredited)
1939Invisible Stripes as Bank Guard (uncredited)
1939King of the Underworld as Bert - the Farmer (uncredited)
1939The Little Princess as Pedestrian Discussing the War
1938The Dawn Patrol as Major Brand's Orderly (as Sidney Bracy)
1938The Baroness and the Butler as Member of Parliament
1938Hard to Get as Carl - Richards' Butler (uncredited)
1938The Rage of Paris as Opera House Usher (Uncredited)
1938Merrily We Live as 2nd Butler
1937Breakfast for Two as Clarence - Blair's Butler
1937Shall We Dance as First Steward (uncredited)
1937Bulldog Drummond's Revenge as Steward
1937A Star Is Born as Burke's Butler (uncredited)
1936Isle of Fury as Sam
1936Charlie Chan at the Race Track as Waiter on ship
1936San Francisco as Burley's Butler Allen (uncredited)
1935Magnificent Obsession as Butler
1935Anna Karenina
1934Our Daily Bread as Rent Collector
1934The 9th Guest as Hawkins
1934Forsaking All Others as Paula's Chauffeur (Uncredited)
1934He Was Her Man as Waiter
1934Broadway Bill as Higgins' 2nd Butler (uncredited)
1933Duck Soup as Mrs. Teasdale's Butler (uncredited)
1933The Little Giant as Butler
1932Queen Kelly as Prince Wolfram's Lackey
1932The Monster Walks as Herbert Wilkes (as Sidney Bracy)
1932Letty Lynton as Waiter (Uncredited)
1932Red-Headed Woman as Man Wanting to Use Phone Booth (uncredited)
1932Freaks as Hans' Butler (uncredited)
1931Parlor, Bedroom and Bath as Butler (as Sidney Bracy)
1931Dance, Fools, Dance as Albert (uncredited)
1931The Phantom of Paris as Volunteer from Audience (uncredited)
1931Ten Cents a Dance as Wilson, Carlton's Butler
1930Redemption as Waiter
1929The Bishop Murder Case as Pyne (as Sydney Bracey)
1928The Cameraman as Editor
1928Show People as Dramatic Director
1928The Matinee Idol as Don's Valet (uncredited)
1928The Crowd as John's Supervisor (uncredited)
1927Sunrise as Dance Hall Manager (uncredited)
1927My Best Girl as Butler Serving Dinner (uncredited)
1926The Blackbird as Bertie's No. 1 Man
1925The Merry Widow as Danilo's Footman (uncredited)

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