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George Sidney Overview:

Director, George Sidney, was born on Oct 4, 1916 in Long Island City, NY. Sidney died at the age of 85 on May 5, 2002 in Las Vegas, NV and was laid to rest in Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, Los Angeles County, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Sidney was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1968Best Live Action ShortThe Dove (1927)N/ANominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Scaramouche (1952, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Mar 24, 2014 From The Stop Button

Scaramouche is a deliberately constructed film. I’m curious if screenwriters Ronald Millar and George Froeschel followed the source novel’s plot structure, because it’s a very peculiar series of events. It doesn’t open with the leading man, instead starting out with villain M... Read full article


Anchors Aweigh (, 1945)

By Judy on Dec 26, 2013 From Movie Classics

It’s over-sweet and over-long – but should not be overlooked. Anchors Aweigh tends to be regarded as something of a dry run for another film featuring Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly as sailors on shore leave, On the Town. When the earlier movie does get a mention, usually it’s just t... Read full article


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George Sidney Facts
Was an innovator who paired live actors like Gene Kelly on screen with animated characters like cartoon mouse Jerry in Anchors Aweigh (1945).

Started at MGM directing the "Our Gang" (Little Rascals) comedies in the early 30s.

Son of Hazel Mooney and nephew of the actor George Sidney.

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