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Sidney Skolsky

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
The famous columnist Sidney Skolsky, who perhaps has the best claim to having invented the term "Oscar" for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Award of Merit (the official name of the Academy Award, which bore the inscription "First Award for Merit" up until the 1950s), was born in New York City in 1903. A graduate of New York University, he became a Broadway press agent, then graduated to the newspapers, becoming a Broadway columnist in 1929. Read more...

Actor

Character: Newsman Sid

The Sport Parade 1932

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Character: Movie Magazine Columnist

Gift of Gab 1934

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Character: Himself

The Tonight Show 1962

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Writing