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Sidney Miller



American performer Sidney Miller started out as a child actor in such films as Penrod and Sam (1930), The Penguin Pool Murder (1932) and The Mayor of Hell (1933). Miller's pronounced ethnic features precluded stardom in a Hollywood that celebrated blonde, blue-eyed children, but he brought a welcome touch of urbanity to his supporting and minor roles. In 1938, Miller attained one of his better roles as Mo Kahn in Boys Town, in which he acted with his longtime friend Mickey Rooney. Again featured with Rooney in Babes in Arms, an unbilled Miller was allowed to play the piano in accompaniment to Rooney's makeshift stage show and even got to do a couple of celebrity imitations. In the '40s, Miller specialized in portraying nerdish college freshmen (notably in Columbia's Glove Slingers two-reelers) and streetwise intellectuals (as in The East Side Kids' Mr. Wise Guy). He also toured USO bases and hospitals in a pantomime-boxing sketch with fellow child performer Frank Coghlan Jr. With the advent of television, Miller gained a measure of fame as Donald O'Connor's accompanist/cohort in several of O'Connor's TV series and in his subsequent nightclub act. Miller gave up performing briefly in the mid '50s when he assumed the directing chores on the daily TV series Mickey Mouse Club; perhaps due to his own experiences as a child actor, Miller saw to it that the kids were treated professionally but with dignity, and also insisted that stage mothers be banned from the set. Later on in the '60s, Miller directed four grown-up adolescents on several episodes of the music/comedy tver The Monkees. Sidney Miller made an acting comeback in the early '70s with such films as Which Way to the Front? (as Hitler!) and Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask) (1972); Miller was also on hand as director for the syndicated New Mickey Mouse Club in 1977. Sidney Miller was married to Dorothy Green; their son is actor Barry Miller.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet InDemand
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Mickey Mouse Club - The Best Of Britney, Justin, And Christina
  • Director
2005
No Score Yet Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland
  • Oompe
1992
No Score Yet Memories of Me
  • Slow-Burn
1988
89% Star 80
  • Nightclub Owner
1983
20% The World's Greatest Lover
  • Man at the Table
1977
57% For Pete's Sake
  • Drunk Driver
1974
89% Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask
  • George
1972
No Score Yet Which Way to the Front?
  • Hitler
1970
No Score Yet Get Yourself A College Girl
  • Director
1964
100% Experiment in Terror
  • Drunk
1962
No Score Yet The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock
  • Director
1959
No Score Yet 30-Foot Bride of Candy Rock
  • Director
1959
83% The Sniper
  • Intern
1952
No Score Yet There Goes Kelly
  • Sammy Cohn
1945
No Score Yet Babes on Swing Street
  • Corny Panatowsky
1944
No Score Yet Hot Rhythm
  • Sammy
1944
No Score Yet Girl Crazy
  • Ed
1943
No Score Yet Get Hep to Love
  • Boy Waiter
1942
No Score Yet Alias Boston Blackie
  • Bellhop
1942
No Score Yet Mr. Wise Guy
  • Charlie Horse
1942
No Score Yet Men of Boys Town
  • Mo Kahn
1941
No Score Yet Life Begins for Andy Hardy
  • Boy
1941
80% City for Conquest
  • M.C.
1940
No Score Yet Strike Up the Band
  • Student
1940
No Score Yet Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever
  • Sidney
1939
No Score Yet Streets of New York
  • Jiggsy, newsboy
1939
89% Boys Town
  • Mo Kahn
1938
No Score Yet Piccadilly Jim
  • Messenger Boy
1936
No Score Yet The Little Red Schoolhouse
  • Sidney Levy
1936
No Score Yet One Hour Late
  • Orrville
1934
No Score Yet Hi, Nellie!
  • Louie
1934
No Score Yet The Big Shakedown
  • Jewish Boy
1934
No Score Yet Merrily Yours
  • Actor
1933
No Score Yet Rafter Romance
  • Julius
1933
No Score Yet The Mayor of Hell
  • Izzy Horowitz
1933
No Score Yet Penguin Pool Murder
  • Actor
1932
No Score Yet Three on a Match
  • Willie Goldberg
1932

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