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Sydney Greenstreet (Sydney Hughes Greenstreet)

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Biography

Sandwich, Kent, England, UK
Sydney Greenstreet's father was a leather merchant with eight children. Sydney left home at age 18 to make his fortune as a Ceylon tea planter, but drought forced him out of business and back to England. He managed a brewery and, to escape boredom, took acting lessons. His stage debut was as a murderer in a 1902 production of "Sherlock Holmes". From then on he appeared in numerous plays in England and the US, working through most of the 1930s with Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne at the Theatre Guild. His parts ranged from musical comedy to Shakespeare. Read more...

Actor

Character: Lt. General Winfield Scott

They Died with Their Boots On 1941

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Character: Signor Ferrari

Casablanca 1942

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Character: Colonel Robinson

Background to Danger 1943

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Character: Maj. Duval

Passage to Marseille 1944

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Character: Ricardo Quintanilla

The Conspirators 1944

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Character: Dr. Mark Hamilton

Conflict 1945

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Character: Supt. George Edward Grodman

The Verdict 1946

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Character: Jerome K. Arbutny

Three Strangers 1946

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Character: Evan Llewellyn Evans

The Hucksters 1947

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Character: Actor 'The Maltese Falcon'

Hollywood: The Great Stars 1963

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Character: Kasper Gutman

The Maltese Falcon 1941

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