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  • BIRTH 17/12/1877
  • DEATH 05/08/1942
  • Country Australia
  • MOVIES 31

Sidney Bracey

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Sidney Bracey (18 December 1877 – 5 August 1942) was an Australian-born American actor. After a stage career in Australia, on Broadway and in Britain, he appeared in 321 films between 1909 and 1942.

Bracey was born in Melbourne, Victoria, with the name Sidney Bracy, later changing the spelling of his last name. He was the son of Welsh tenor Henry Bracy and English actress Clara T. Bracy. His aunt was actress and dancer Lydia Thompson.

He began his stage career in Australia in the 1890s, with J. C. Williamson's comic opera companies. On Broadway, in 1900, he appeared as the tenor lead, Yussuf, in the first American production of The Rose of Persia at Daly's Theatre in New York. He then moved to England, appearing as Moreno in the Edwardian musical comedy hit The Toreador at the Gaiety Theatre, London in June 1901. He next joined the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company on tour in Britain, playing Terence O'Brian in The Emerald Isle from September 1901 to May 1902. He then left the D'Oyly Carte, continuing his stage career in Britain. He appeared in Amorelle at London's Comedy Theatre in 1904, The Winter's Tale in 1904–05, and A Persian Princess at Queen's Theatre in 1909.

Back on Broadway, in 1912, he played as Sir Guy of Gisborne in a revival of Reginald de Koven's Robin Hood at the New Amsterdam Theatre, followed by Rob Roy at the Liberty Theatre in 1913. He then moved into film acting, making first silent films and then "talkies", until his death in 1942. Early in his film career, he wrote and directed a silent movie called Sid Nee's Finish, (Thanhouser Company (1914), in which he played the title character. In 1916, he changed the spelling of his last name to "Bracey". Silent film authority Diane MacIntyre gave this description of him: "Bracey, a stately looking character man, was in big demand for authority like roles; such as movie directors, bosses and, most of the time, the most respectable and poised butler in all of Hollywood. He was thin, dark haired and had an earnest, yet sober, face that could break into a look of wide-eyed exasperation."

Bracy died in Hollywood, California on 5 August 1942, aged 64.

Sidney Bracey

Movies (31)

A Star Is Born
A Star Is Born
Burke's Butler (uncredited)
Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina
Arsène Lupin Returns
Arsène Lupin Returns
Squad Car Driver (uncredited)
A Dangerous Affair
A Dangerous Affair
Plunkett
The Merry Widow
The Merry Widow
Danilo's Footman (uncredited)
Dark Victory
Dark Victory
Bartender (uncredited)
San Francisco
San Francisco
Burley's Butler Allen (uncredited)
Duck Soup
Duck Soup
Mrs. Teasdale's Butler (uncredited)
The Crowd
The Crowd
John's Supervisor (uncredited)
A Slave of Fashion
A Slave of Fashion
Hobson (as Sidney Bracy)
Shall We Dance
Shall We Dance
First Steward (uncredited)
The Cameraman
The Cameraman
Editor
The Old Maid
The Old Maid
Charles the Butler (uncredited)
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
Dance Hall Manager (uncredited)
The Winning Ticket
The Winning Ticket
Bank Employee
What! No Beer?
What! No Beer?
Dr. Smith (uncredited)
Easy Living
Easy Living
Hornsby - Mary's Chauffeur (uncredited)
The Wedding March
The Wedding March
Navratil
Dust Be My Destiny
Dust Be My Destiny
Nick's First Customer (uncredited)
The Matinee Idol
The Matinee Idol
Don's Valet (uncredited)
Tangled Destinies
Tangled Destinies
McGinnis, posing as Professor Marmont
The Little Giant
The Little Giant
Butler
The Great Mr. Nobody
The Great Mr. Nobody
Beggar
Show People
Show People
Dramatic Director
Little Orphan Annie
Little Orphan Annie
Butler (as Sidney Bracy)
The Dawn Patrol
The Dawn Patrol
Major Brand's Orderly
Broadway Bill
Broadway Bill
Higgins' 2nd Butler (uncredited)
Breakfast for Two
Breakfast for Two
Clarence - Blair's Butler
Changing of the Guard
Changing of the Guard
Grayson, the Butler
Dance, Fools, Dance
Dance, Fools, Dance
Albert (uncredited)
Red-Headed Woman
Red-Headed Woman
Man Wanting to Use Phone Booth (uncredited)