Legendary character actor, Sydney Greenstreet, was born Sydney Hughes Greenstreet on Dec 27, 1879 in Sandwich, Kent. Greenstreet died at the age of 74 on Jan 18, 1954 in Hollywood, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.
MINI BIO:Huge English actor with impeccable diction and tiny, hostile features above a bulky body that at one time reached 325 pounds. A massive hit in more ways than one as the fat man in The Maltese Falcon - his first film at 61 - and a regular in Warner Brothers films after that throughout the forties. Ill-health forced him to retire earlier than the studio would have wished. Most popular of all in films that teamed him with Peter Lorre - a kind of Laurel and Hardy in Hell. He was once a tea planter in Sri Lanka (then Ceylon). Died from Bright's Disease complicated by diabetes. Oscar-nominated for The Maltese Falcon. (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
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Although Greenstreet was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.
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Dr. Mark Hamilton: Never having been married myself, I've always had a warm spot in my heart for those who have achieved it.
Evelyn Turner: Achieved it?
Dr. Mark Hamilton: Certainly, as a psychologist I can assure you a happy marriage is indeed a rare achievement.
Evelyn Turner: Isn't that rather cynical?
Dr. Mark Hamilton: Well perhaps it is but you see marriage is a very tricky business. People have impulses, compulsions, drives that to say towards escape, escape from loneliness. They seek their escape in the companionship of someone else and lo just when they think they've achieved it, they find they put on their own handcuffs.
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