Sidney Blackmer

Highest Rated: 100% Love Crazy (1941)
Birthday: Jul 13, 1895
Birthplace: Not Available
Sidney Blackmer had planned to study law at the University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill, but football and amateur theatricals held more interest for him. Heading east to make his fortune as an actor, Blackmer accepted day work at various film studios in Fort Lee, New Jersey, reportedly appearing in the pioneering Pearl White serial The Perils of Pauline (1914). After making his Broadway bow in 1917, Blackmer served as a lieutenant in World War I. His starmaking stage role was the title character in 1921's The Mountain Man. Eager to have a go at all branches of entertainment, Blackmer sang on radio in the 1920s, and participated in the first experimental dramatic presentations of the Allen B. DuMont television series. In films, Blackmer was usually cast as a smooth society villain, e.g. "The Big Boy" in the 1931 gangster flick Little Caesar. He appeared in both sinister and sympathetic roles in a handful of Shirley Temple pictures, and also starred as pulp-novel detective Thatcher Colt in the 1943 programmer The Panther's Claw. Blackmer is best remembered for his portrayals of President Theodore Roosevelt in over a dozen films, including This is My Affair (1937) and My Girl Tisa (1947). In 1950, Blackmer won the Tony award for his portrayal of the drink-sodden "Doc" in the William Inge play Come Back Little Sheba; he later created the role of Boss Finley in Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth. For several years, Blackmer served as the national vice president of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Sidney Blackmer was married twice, to actresses Lenore Ulric and Suzanne Kaaren.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Revenge Is My Destiny Gregory Mann 1971
99% Rosemary's Baby Roman Castevet 1968
No Score Yet A Covenant with Death Col. Oates 1966
0% Joy in the Morning Dean James Darwent 1965
69% How to Murder Your Wife Judge Blackstone 1965
No Score Yet Tammy and the Bachelor Prof. Brent 1957
71% Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Austin Spencer 1956
81% High Society Seth Lord 1956
No Score Yet Accused of Murder Hobart 1956
No Score Yet Johnny Dark James Fielding 1954
25% The High and the Mighty Humphrey Agnew 1954
No Score Yet Washington Story, (Target for Scandal) Philip Emery, Lobbyist 1952
No Score Yet The San Francisco Story Andrew Cain 1952
No Score Yet People Will Talk Arthur Higgins 1951
50% A Song Is Born Adams 1948
No Score Yet My Girl Tisa Theodore Roosevelt 1948
80% Duel in the Sun The Lover 1946
88% Wilson Josephus Daniels 1944
No Score Yet The Lady And The Monster Eugene Fulton 1944
No Score Yet Buffalo Bill Theodore Roosevelt 1944
No Score Yet Broadway Rhythm Actor 1944
No Score Yet In Old Oklahoma (War of the Wildcats) Theodore Roosevelt 1943
No Score Yet Always in My Heart Philip Ames 1942
No Score Yet The Panther's Claw Thatcher Colt 1942
No Score Yet Nazi Agent (Salute to Courage) Arnold Milbar 1942
No Score Yet Quiet Please: Murder Martin Cleaver 1942
No Score Yet The Feminine Touch Freddie Bond 1941
100% Love Crazy George Hennie 1941
No Score Yet Cheers for Miss Bishop John Stevens 1941
No Score Yet Down Mexico Way Gibson 1941
No Score Yet Third Finger, Left Hand Hughie Wheeler 1940
80% Dance, Girl, Dance Puss In Boots 1940
No Score Yet Maryland Spencer Danfield 1940
No Score Yet It's a Wonderful World Al Mallon 1939
No Score Yet Fast and Loose Lucky Nolan 1939
No Score Yet Law of the Pampas Ralph Merritt 1939
No Score Yet Land of Liberty Actor 1939
No Score Yet Hotel for Women McNeil 1939
No Score Yet Trade Winds Thomas Bruhm II 1938
No Score Yet Suez DuBrey 1938
No Score Yet Thank You, Mr. Moto Eric Koerger 1937
No Score Yet The Last Gangster San Francisco Editor 1937
100% Heidi Herr Sesemann 1937
No Score Yet This Is My Affair Theodore Roosevelt 1937
No Score Yet The Fire Trap Actor 1937
67% In Old Chicago Gen. Phil Sheridan 1937
No Score Yet Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo Karnoff 1937
No Score Yet House of Secrets Tom Stan 1936
No Score Yet The President's Mystery Sartes 1936
No Score Yet Missing Girls Dan Collins 1936
No Score Yet Heart of the West Big John Trumbull 1936
No Score Yet False Pretenses Kenneth Alden 1935
No Score Yet Streamline Express Gilbert Landon 1935
No Score Yet Shadows of the Orient King Moss 1935
No Score Yet Great God Gold John Hart 1935
No Score Yet The Little Colonel Swazey 1935
80% The Count of Monte Cristo Mondego 1934
No Score Yet Down to Their Last Yacht Michael Forbes 1934
No Score Yet The President Vanishes D.L. Voorman 1934
No Score Yet Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round Lee Lothar 1934
No Score Yet Goodbye Love Chester Hamilton 1933
No Score Yet Deluge Martin 1933
No Score Yet Cocktail Hour Lawton 1933
No Score Yet From Hell to Heaven Cliff Billings 1933
91% Little Caesar Big Boy 1931
No Score Yet One Heavenly Night Actor 1931
No Score Yet Mother's Cry Gerald Hart 1930
No Score Yet The Perils of Pauline Actor 1914

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Endicott Maj. Cayley
  • 1968
  • 1961
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Frank Partridge Rev. Otis Jones
  • 1962
  • 1955

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