Sidney Blackmer Overview:

Character actor, Sidney Blackmer, was born on Jul 13, 1895 in Salisbury, NC. Blackmer died at the age of 78 on Oct 6, 1973 in New York City, NY .

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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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Sidney Blackmer Quotes:

Theodore Roosevelt: [after being nominated as Vice-President] I feel like a man who's been sentenced to solitary confinement.


John Stevens: [Examining the label on a wine bottle] Orvieto...
Ella Bishop: Orvieto? Should know but I don't.
John Stevens: It's a little Italian town, Orvieto. Sunny and warm, it's flooded with warm sunlight. I remember once seeing one beggar there with a beautiful flower and a ragged hat. He was perfectly happy.
Ella Bishop: A beggar with a flower in his ragged hat. And sunlight...
John Stevens: I stayed there for weeks and weeks. I ate chestnut bread with the peasants and drank the new wine. And *I* was perfectly happy. Then I went on to Rome; I did everything the guidebook said but it wasn't the same.


Theodore Roosevelt: A man always has two reasons for what he does, a good one and the real one.


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Sidney Blackmer Facts
While he portrayed Republican President Theodore Roosevelt more times than any actor on screen (eight in all), he himself noted that he was, ironically, a Democrat.

Had two sons - Jonathan Blackmer and Brewster Blackmer.

His widow became entangled in a battle with Donald Trump during the 1980s. Trump wanted to sell the apartment she rented under New York City's Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption Program. Trump wanted more than the $1000 a month restriction and wanted her to sell the apartment. Eventually, in 1998, Trump was allowed to turn the apartment into condos, subject, however, to her tenancy. (Suzanne Kaaren) Mrs Blackmer did not receive any money as a result of the legal battle with Trump. Trump was enjoined from all attempts to evict her from the 100 Central Park South Apartment where she remained until her death in August of 2004. The Blackmers rented the apartment in 1948 and maintained a residence throughout their lives.

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