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Sid Silvers

Highest Rated: 100% Girl Crazy (1943)

Lowest Rated: 89% Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935)

Birthday: Jan 16, 1901

Birthplace: Not Available

Skinny, diminutive (4'10") comic actor Sid Silvers started out in vaudeville as a stooge for monologist Phil Baker. As Baker would play his accordion and crack jokes, the adenoidal Silvers would heckle him from the audience (this chapter in Silvers' career was later fictionalized in the 1951 Martin and Lewis comedy The Stooge). He remained with Baker until the end of the 1920s, graduating to such Broadway revues as Artists and Models (1925) and A Night in Venice (1929). An accomplished writer, Silvers contributed lyrics and librettos to several Broadway musicals, all the while remaining an active performer. He made his film debut in 1929's The Show of Shows, then went on to play supporting parts in such productions as Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round (1934), Born to Dance (1936), and Broadway Melody of 1936; he also collaborated on the scripts of the last two films. He often contributed special comedy material, sans screen credit, to some of the larger MGM productions; one such assignment was 1939's Wizard of Oz. Concentrating on his stage and radio work in the 1940s, Sid Silvers made one final film appearance in 1946, playing a comic featured role in Mr. Ace.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Two Tickets to Broadway Screenwriter 1951
No Score Yet Mr. Ace Pencil 1946
100% Girl Crazy Screenwriter 1943
100% For Me and My Gal Screenwriter 1942
No Score Yet The Fleet's In Screenwriter 1942
No Score Yet Broadway Melody of 1940 Screenwriter 1940
No Score Yet The Gorilla Screenwriter 1939
100% Broadway Melody of 1938 Screenwriter 1937
No Score Yet 52nd Street Sid Screenwriter 1937
No Score Yet Born to Dance Screenwriter Gunny Saks 1936
No Score Yet Rendezvous Recruiter 1935
89% Broadway Melody of 1936 Snoop Blue 1935
No Score Yet Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round Shortie 1934
No Score Yet My Weakness Maxie 1933


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