Sydney Chaplin
English music hall & film actor
Sydney Chaplin
Not to be confused with writer Sid Chaplin. For Sydney Chaplin's nephew, son of Charlie Chaplin, see Sydney Chaplin. Sydney Chaplin File:Sydney chaplin.
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ARTS, BRIEFLY; Bobby Cannavale Joins 'Funny Girl' Revival
NYTimes - over 5 years
The actor Bobby Cannavale, a Tony Award nominee last spring for the biting play ''The ------------------------ With the Hat,'' will make his musical theater debut this winter in the Broadway-bound revival of ''Funny Girl'' as the con man Nick Arnstein, starring opposite Lauren Ambrose as the comedian Fanny Brice, the production announced on
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Karl Vaughan's Back in Time: Laying foundations in Market Square for electric ... - Aylesbury Today
Google News - over 5 years
... and Son. l 'Pictures' at Aylesbury Market Theatre included the comedies, Giddy, Gay And Ticklish (starring Charlie Chaplin's half-brother Sydney Chaplin) and Mike And The Zeppelin Raid and the drama, Fight For Life. l A second-hand furniture van,
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10 Best Italian Spy Movies - Screen Junkies
Google News - over 5 years
This espionage film has an unlikely hero—a newspaper reporter who gets caught up in a world of conspirators, diamond heists, and murder. Claudio Brook, Daniela Bianchi, and Sydney Chaplin star in the movie
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Great Dictator' (Criterion Collection) - RopeofSilicon.com
Google News - over 5 years
Additionally, there's a look at a 1921 barbershop short directed by Chaplin's half-brother, Sydney Chaplin, called King, Queen, Joker, which features Sydney playing dual roles. The short served as an obvious influence on a similar scene in The Great
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The Great Dictator Blu-ray Review - Bigpicturebigsound.com
Google News - almost 6 years
King, Queen, Joker is a 1921 short starring half-brother Sydney Chaplin, newly edited from the only known elements, presented for its bearing on The Great Dictator. In fact, there's also a roughly-two-minute feature, "Two Shaves," that intercuts scenes
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Betty Garrett Dies at 91; Antsy Cabby in 'On the Town'
NYTimes - about 6 years
Betty Garrett, the brassy comic actress who played Frank Sinatra's ardent, taxi-driving pursuer in the movie ''On the Town,'' Archie Bunker's liberal foil of a neighbor in ''All in the Family'' and a sardonic landlady in ''Laverne & Shirley,'' died on Saturday in Los Angeles. She was 91. The cause was an aortic aneurysm, her son Andrew Parks said.
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Broadway Bound and Also Unbound
NYTimes - over 6 years
Dates are subject to change. SEPTEMBER ME, MYSELF & I When the early days of a new theater season start off with an Edward Albee comedy it's obvious that the bar is being set on the high side. Mr. Albee's delight in language takes the absurdist route here with a pair of identical 28-year-old twins named OTTO and otto (their last name is not
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Corrections
NYTimes - almost 8 years
A picture caption last Sunday with an obituary about Sydney Chaplin, an actor who was a son of Charlie Chaplin, misstated the setting of the photograph. It showed Mr. Chaplin, the actress Judy Holliday and the choreographer Jerome Robbins at a rehearsal for the musical ''Bells Are Ringing''; the picture was not of a scene from the show.
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Sydney Chaplin, 82, Actor Successful in His Own Right
NYTimes - almost 8 years
Sydney Chaplin, who emerged from the shadow of his famous father, Charlie Chaplin, to carve out a successful stage career that included leading roles opposite Judy Holliday in the musical ''Bells Are Ringing,'' and Barbra Streisand in ''Funny Girl,'' died on Tuesday at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was 82. His death followed a stroke, Jerry
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Mary Printz, 82, an Ear for the Famous
NYTimes - almost 8 years
A long, long time ago, before the BlackBerry, before the fax machine, even before the answering machine, busy people relied on answering services to get messages from family, friends and clients. In rooms all over America, rows of women -- for they were nearly always women -- sat day and night at blinking, buzzing switchboards and plugging in,
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Betty Comden, Half of Writing Duo Behind Musicals of Grace and Wit, Dies at 89
NYTimes - about 10 years
Betty Comden, who with her longtime collaborator Adolph Green wrote the lyrics and often the librettos for some of the most celebrated musicals of stage and screen, died yesterday in Manhattan. She was 89 and lived in Manhattan. The cause was heart failure, said Ronald Konecky, her lawyer and the executor of her estate. During a professional
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The Listings: Sept. 15 - Sept. 21; 'MUSICALS ON TELEVISION'
NYTimes - over 10 years
Anything Ethel Merman can do, Mary Martin can do better. Even if you don't believe that -- and what real musical theater fan would? -- it's still worth seeing Ms. Martin's different interpretation of the title role of ''Annie Get Your Gun'' in a 1957 production being presented in a series at the Museum of Television & Radio this weekend. A
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Comden and Green's Office. They're on Broadway. Any Message?
NYTimes - almost 16 years
The last time ''Bells Are Ringing'' opened on Broadway, in 1956, a pay phone cost a nickel, the Internet wasn't wired, and you certainly did not have to remind theatergoers to turn off their cell phones before the show. Of course much has changed between the first Broadway ''Bells'' and its second incarnation, which opens tonight at the Plymouth
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MOVIES THIS WEEK
NYTimes - over 21 years
Some of the choice films on television this week are sleepers. Hollywood isn't depicted as the usual jaded jungle in Jack Sher's FOUR GIRLS IN TOWN (1956). The sensible, balanced tone of this unpretentious yarn about aspiring starlets was a mild jolt back then; it's a nice surprise now. The appealing quartet are Elsa Martinelli, Julie Adams,
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Review/Film; Robert Downey Jr. in Charlie Chaplin Life Story
NYTimes - about 24 years
"Chaplin," the screen biography of Charlie Chaplin, is the film you might have seen in your fearful mind's eye when it was announced as the next project for Richard Attenborough, the English director of "Oh! What a Lovely War," "Young Winston" and "Gandhi." "Chaplin" is thorough. It begins when Charlie is 5 in a London music hall and plows through
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Lives of a Backstage Dresser
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: During his nearly 50 years in the theater, Harry Edwards has worked with Sir Noel Coward, Sir Laurence Olivier, Rex Harrison, Marlon Brando, Judy Holliday, Richard Burton, Barbra Streisand, Jim Dale and Jason Robards. But he has never been on stage with them. During his nearly 50 years in the theater, Harry Edwards has worked with Sir Noel
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THEATER; 'BROADWAY JOE' IS NOW 'BOARDWALK JOE'
NYTimes - over 31 years
IF ''Bells Are Ringing,'' the 1956 Jule Styne-Betty Comden-Adolph Green musical at the Claridge Hotel-Casino, is being presented and promoted as a Joe Namath vehicle, do not fault Mr. Namath. Clearly, the former football star's fans clamor to see him, apparently in anything. Clearly, too, he has seriously studied singing, dancing and acting, even
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sydney Chaplin
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1965
    Age 79
    After a long illness, he died childless one month after his 80th birthday, on Good Friday, 16 April 1965, in Nice, France, on his brother Charlie's 76th birthday.
    More Details Hide Details Chaplin is buried beside his wife Gypsy in Clarens-Montreux Cemetery, near Vevey. Sydney was portrayed both as a teenager by actor Nicholas Gatt and as an adult by actor Paul Rhys in Richard Attenborough's Chaplin, depicting his personal and professional relationship with Charlie. Notes Further reading
  • FORTIES
  • 1930
    Age 44
    By 1930 he was declared bankrupt.
    More Details Hide Details In addition to his importance in launching and promoting brother Charlie's career over the years, perhaps Chaplin's most important contribution to history is in the field of aviation. In May 1919, he, along with pilot Emery Rogers, formulated the first privately owned domestic American airline, the Syd Chaplin Airline Company, based in Santa Monica, California. Even though the corporation lasted only a year, in that time it accumulated many "firsts." Syd and partners had the first ever aeroplane showroom for their Curtiss aeroplanes. Emery Rogers conducted the first roundtrip Los Angeles to San Francisco flight in one 24-hour period. Charlie Chaplin took his first-ever aeroplane flight in one of Syd's planes, as did many other notable personages of the period. Chaplin got out of the aviation business right after legislation began to pass regarding pilot licensing and the taxation of planes and flights.
  • 1929
    Age 43
    In 1929, just as he was to begin work on a second film for the studio, Mumming Birds, he was accused of biting off the nipple of actress Molly Wright in a sexual assault.
    More Details Hide Details BIP settled out of court, conceding the truth of Wright's claims. Following the scandal, he left England, leaving a string of unpaid tax demands.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1919
    Age 33
    Sydney achieved his own million-dollar contract from Famous Players-Lasky in 1919, but a series of problems resulted in only one failed film, King, Queen, Joker (1921), disappearing from the screen once again.
    More Details Hide Details Later films include The Perfect Flapper (1924) with Colleen Moore, A Christie Comedy, Charley's Aunt (1925) and five features for Warner Bros. Pictures, including The Man on the Box (1925), Oh, What a Nurse! (1926), The Missing Link (1927), The Fortune Hunter (1927), and The Better 'Ole (1926). The last is perhaps his best-known film today because of his characterisation of cartoonist Bruce Bairnsfather's famous World War I character, Old Bill, and the fact that it was the second Warner Bros. film to have a Vitaphone soundtrack. It is also believed by many to have the first spoken word of dialog, "coffee", although there are those who disagree. Sydney's first film for British International Pictures (BIP), A Little Bit of Fluff (1928), proved to be his final film.
  • 1916
    Age 30
    Following this success, Sydney decided to leave the screen to negotiate Charlie a better contract. After getting him a $500,000 contract with Mutual on 27 February 1916, he got him his first million dollar ($1.25 million) contract on 17 June 1917 with First National.
    More Details Hide Details Soon he was handling the majority of Charlie's business affairs, including a failed sheet music business and a successful merchandising one, in addition to further contract negotiation. He also appeared in a few films during the First National era, such as Pay Day and The Pilgrim.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1914
    Age 28
    As Charlie was negotiating his Keystone contract, he suggested Sydney be asked to join the company, and Syd and his wife Minnie Chaplin arrived in California in October 1914.
    More Details Hide Details Syd made a few comedies there, including the "Gussle" comedies, and the feature-length A Submarine Pirate in 1915, which, second to Tillie's Punctured Romance, was the most financially successful comedy Keystone ever made.
  • 1906
    Age 20
    In 1906 however, he landed a contract with Fred Karno, of Karno's London Comedians and was to fight hard to bring Charlie into the company two years later.
    More Details Hide Details Charlie never achieved the sort of fame Syd did as a principal comedian for that company, but that was to be the only time that Syd was able to outdo his brother—at least in front of an audience. After Charlie achieved world-wide fame in the 1910s, the brothers discovered they had another half-brother through their mother, Wheeler Dryden, who had been removed from his mother's care as an infant and brought up abroad by his father. Wheeler was also an actor, and the brothers reunited in Hollywood in 1918, occasionally working together at Chaplin's studio through to the 1950s.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1885
    Born
    Born on March 16, 1885.
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