George Sidney

Film Director and Producer
Born Oct 4, 1916
Hometown Long Island City,...
Died May 5, 2002
Death Place Las Vegas, Nevada

George Sidney was an American film director and film producer who worked primarily at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

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1916 Birth Born on October 4, 1916.


1938 21 Years Old Born in Long Island City, New York, Sidney began his career as an assistant at MGM until being assigned to direct the Our Gang comedies, which MGM had just acquired from Hal Roach, in 1938. … Read More


1957 40 Years Old After MGM closed its animation studio in 1957, Sidney helped Hanna and Barbera form a deal with Screen Gems, the television division of Columbia Pictures, to form the successful television animation studio Hanna-Barbera Productions, for which Sidney served as President/CEO for ten years, and was the majority shareholder in the company. … Read More
1958 41 Years Old Sidney was nominated for the Directors Guild of America Award four times, starting with the lush Technicolor remake of Show Boat. In 1958 he was presented with a Golden Globe Award for Best World Entertainment through Musical Films. … Read More


2002 86 Years Old Died on May 5, 2002.
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