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George Sidney

Source: findagrave.com

George Sidney (October 4, 1916 - May 5, 2002) was an American film director and film producer who worked primarily at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 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. Sidney, then age 21, was the youngest Our Gang senior director ever, and was only nine years older than the eldest Our Gang kid, Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer's brother Harold. After a year of working on Our Gang shorts, Sidney moved on to the Crime Does Not Pay series and popular Pete Smith specialties. He soon graduated to features, including The Harvey Girls (1946), The Three Musketeers (1948), Annie Get Your Gun (1950), The Red Danube (1950), Kiss Me, Kate (1953), Jupiter's Darling (1955), The Eddy Duchin Story (1956), Pal Joey (1957), Jeanne Eagels (1957), Bye Bye Birdie (1963), and Elvis Presley's Viva Las Vegas (1964). His last film was Half a Sixpence (1967).

Fact file

  • Born: 4 October 1916Long Island City, New York, United States
  • Died: 5 May 2002 (aged 85)Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Occupation: Film director
  • Spouse(s): Lillian Burns (divorced)Jane Robinson (1973–1991)Corinne Cole (1991–2002)

Read more about George Sidney at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today in Theatre History: AUGUST 16
Playbill Combined , 2012-08-16 04:00:00
1913 Montague Glass' comedy Potash and Perlmutter begins a hit run at the Cohan Theatre, starring George Sidney and Alexander Carr as the hapless pair.

Today in Theatre History: AUGUST 16
Playbill Combined , 2010-08-16 04:00:00
1913 Montague Glass' comedy Potash and Perlmutter begins a hit run at the Cohan Theatre, starring George Sidney and Alexander Carr as the hapless pair.

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