Sid James Overview:

Actor, Sid James, was born Solomon Joel Cohen on May 8, 1913 in Hillbrow, South Africa. James died at the age of 63 on Apr 26, 1976 in Sunderland, England .

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Sid James Quotes:

Henry Holland: I said leave it.
Lackery: A ruddy waste! There's many a starving bloke'd be glad of that lot!


Marjoribanks: I always find the first few days make me feel quite drowsy.
Captain: Shut your port-hole.
Marjoribanks: Begging your pardon, sir, one must have fresh...
Captain: ...and your cake-hole.


[last line - Pintpot has made Charlie swerve and hit a tree. His taxi is undriveable]
Charlie Hawkins: Call me a cab!


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Sid James Facts
Was infamous for using branded products in the Carry On films and advertising them. In one particular film he opened a cupboard to reveal a cupboard full of Johnny Walker Red Label Scotch Whiskey.

Sid was nicknamed "One take James" because he nearly always did it right first time. He was also earning the highest daily rate of any British character actor.

Was the regular sidekick-cum-bête noir of Tony Hancock throughout the six series of the radio series "Hancock's Half Hour". Likewise, became Hancock's regular pal in the TV series "Hancock's Half Hour" (1956), until the final series when Hancock decided it was getting too much like a double act.

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