Sid James biography

Sid James

Actor, Film actor

1913 – 1976

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Who was Sid James?

Sid James was a South African born English-based actor and comedian.

Appearing in British films from 1947, he was cast in numerous small and supporting roles into the 1960s. His profile was raised as Tony Hancock's co-star in Hancock's Half Hour, which ran on television from 1956 until 1960, and then he became known as a regular performer in the Carry On films. Meanwhile, his starring roles in television sitcoms continued for the rest of his life.

Remembered for a lascivious persona, he became known for his amiability in his later television work. Bruce Forsyth described him as "a natural at being natural."

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Born
May 8, 1913
Hillbrow
Also known as
  • Joel Solomon Cohen
  • Sidney Joel Cohen
  • Sidney James
  • Sydney James
  • King of Carry On
  • Solomon Joel Cohen
  • One take James
Parents
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • South Africa
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Died
Apr 26, 1976
Sunderland
Resting place
Golders Green Crematorium

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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