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Sidney Bracey

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 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.

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Dec 18, 1877 In Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Uncle's Namesake 1913-12-11
Latest Project:
Movie Dangerously They Live 1941-12-24
Known For
Poster of Dark Victory
Poster of Freaks
Poster of Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
Poster of Temptation and the Man
Movie Dangerously They Live Sidewalk Onlooker (uncredited) 1941-12-24
Movie The Great Mr. Nobody Beggar 1941-02-15
Movie Bullets for O'Hara Lamson 1941-07-19
Movie This Woman Is Mine Clerk 1941-08-22
Movie Brother Orchid Steward Bringing Briefcase (uncredited) 1940-06-07
Movie My Love Came Back Butler 1940-07-13
Movie Tugboat Annie Sails Again Limey 1940-10-26
Movie No Time for Comedy Waiter at Wyler's Party (uncredited) 1940-09-14
Movie Dark Victory Bartender (uncredited) 1939-04-20
Movie Torchy Runs for Mayor Dolan's Butler (uncredited) 1939-05-13
Movie Naughty But Nice Professor Listening to Radio (uncredited) 1939-06-23
Movie Women in the Wind Race Official / Spectator (uncredited) 1939-04-15
Movie The Sun Never Sets Minister of Colonial Affairs 1939-05-31
Movie Devil's Island Soupy 1939-01-07
Movie Indianapolis Speedway Spectator 1939-08-05
Movie King of the Underworld Bert - the Farmer (uncredited) 1939-01-14
Movie Secret Service of the Air John 'Joe' Vicary 1939-03-04
Movie The Little Princess Pedestrian Discussing the War 1939-03-17
Movie On Trial Joe Burke 1939-04-01
Movie The Bill of Rights Colonist 1939-08-19
Movie The Old Maid Charles the Butler (uncredited) 1939-08-16
Movie A Child Is Born Third Drugstore Clerk (uncredited) 1939-12-07
Movie Four Wives Extra at Wedding Reception (uncredited) 1939-12-22
Movie Invisible Stripes Bank Guard (uncredited) 1939-12-30
Movie Smashing the Money Ring Pop Dryden 1939-10-21
Movie We Are Not Alone Ben, the Lamplighter 1939-11-25
Movie Fast and Furious Night Clerk (uncredited) 1939-10-06
Movie Everybody's Hobby Mr. Ferris 1939-08-26
Movie Dust Be My Destiny Nick's First Customer (uncredited) 1939-09-16
Movie Espionage Agent Ship Steward 1939-09-30
Movie Merrily We Live 2nd Butler 1938-03-04
Movie Arsène Lupin Returns Squad Car Driver 1938-02-25
Movie Invisible Enemy Kamarov's Butler 1938-04-03
Movie Love Is a Headache Waiter (uncredited) 1938-01-14
Movie The Baroness and the Butler Member of Parliament 1938-02-18
Movie The Rage of Paris Opera House Usher (Uncredited) 1938-06-09
Movie Comet Over Broadway English Porter (uncredited) 1938-12-03
Movie The Dawn Patrol Major Brand's Orderly (as Sidney Bracy) 1938-12-24
Movie The Declaration of Independence Congress Clerk (uncredited) 1938-11-26
Movie The Girl Downstairs Second Butler 1938-12-23
Movie Hard to Get Carl - Richards' Butler (uncredited) 1938-11-05
Movie My Bill Jenner 1938-07-08
Movie Shall We Dance First Steward (uncredited) 1937-05-07
Movie A Star Is Born Burke's Butler (uncredited) 1937-04-27
Movie Maid of Salem Townsman (Uncredited) 1937-02-12
Movie Rhythm in the Clouds Butler 1937-06-21
Movie Call It a Day Flower Shop Owner (uncredited) 1937-04-17
Movie The Littlest Diplomat Adjutant Potter 1937-09-06
Movie She Had to Eat Waiter (uncredited) 1937-07-02
Movie Bulldog Drummond's Revenge Steward 1937-12-16
Movie Breakfast for Two Clarence - Blair's Butler 1937-10-22
Movie A Night at the Movies Movie Patron (uncredited) 1937-11-06
Movie The Wrong Road Waiter (Uncredited) 1937-10-11
Movie One Rainy Afternoon George, Butler (Uncredited) 1936-05-13
Movie Sutter's Gold Smythe - Sutter's Accountant 1936-03-01
Movie The Voice of Bugle Ann Court Clerk (uncredited) 1936-02-15
Movie Trouble for Two Noel's Henchman (Uncredited) 1936-05-29
Movie The Preview Murder Mystery DuBeck's Valet (Uncredited) 1936-02-28
Movie Isle of Fury Sam 1936-10-10
Movie Sinner Take All Lampier's Butler (uncredited) 1936-12-18
Movie Sworn Enemy Waiter (uncredited) 1936-09-11
Movie Charlie Chan at the Race Track Waiter on ship 1936-08-07
Movie Changing of the Guard Grayson, the Butler 1936-06-05
Movie San Francisco Burley's Butler Allen (uncredited) 1936-06-26
Movie The Winning Ticket Bank Employee 1935-02-08
Movie Let 'em Have It Butler at Spencer Home 1935-05-15
Movie Anna Karenina Unknown 1935-08-30
Movie Magnificent Obsession Butler 1935-12-30
Movie A Very Honorable Guy Waiter 1934-04-18
Movie The Vanishing Shadow Denny 1934-04-22
Movie Back Page Edgar Ashe 1934-06-01
Movie The 9th Guest Hawkins 1934-01-31
Movie Massacre Norma's Butler (uncredited) 1934-01-20
Movie The Poor Rich Arbuthnot 1934-02-25
Movie Laughing Boy White Father 1934-04-13
Movie Forsaking All Others Paula's Chauffeur (Uncredited) 1934-12-23
Movie Many Happy Returns Movie Butler (uncredited) 1934-06-08
Movie What Every Woman Knows Constituent Shouting 'Three Cheers' (uncredited) 1934-10-18
Movie Broadway Bill Higgins' 2nd Butler (uncredited) 1934-11-30
Movie Our Daily Bread Rent Collector 1934-10-02
Movie Outcast Lady Napier's Butler 1934-09-28
Movie He Was Her Man Waiter 1934-06-16
Movie The Little Giant Butler 1933-05-20
Movie The Intruder Carlo - Valet 1933-03-13
Movie What! No Beer? Dr. Smith (uncredited) 1933-02-10
Movie The Phantom of the Air James Munson 1933-05-21
Movie Saturday's Millions Butler 1933-09-30
Movie Corruption Dr. Robbins 1933-06-18
Movie Duck Soup Mrs. Teasdale's Butler (uncredited) 1933-11-12
Movie Only Yesterday Second Butler (Uncredited) 1933-11-01
Movie Broken Dreams Hopkins 1933-10-19
Movie The Airmail Mystery Driscoll 1932-03-28
Movie Freaks Hans' Butler (uncredited) 1932-02-12
Movie The Greeks Had a Word for Them The Waiter 1932-02-03
Movie Letty Lynton Waiter (Uncredited) 1932-05-13
Movie The Monster Walks Herbert Wilkes (as Sidney Bracy) 1932-02-10
Movie The Washington Masquerade Benedict 1932-07-09
Movie Red-Headed Woman Man Wanting to Use Phone Booth (uncredited) 1932-06-25
Movie Queen Kelly Prince Wolfram's Lackey 1932-10-18
Movie Little Orphan Annie Butler (as Sidney Bracy) 1932-11-04
Movie Tangled Destinies McGinnis, posing as Professor Marmont 1932-10-17
Movie Parlor, Bedroom and Bath Butler (as Sidney Bracy) 1931-02-28
Movie Dance, Fools, Dance Albert (uncredited) 1931-02-07
Movie Thundering Tenors The Butler 1931-02-07
Movie Reducing Beasley's Butler 1931-01-03
Movie The Avenger Windy 1931-03-06
Movie Ten Cents a Dance Wilson, Carlton's Butler 1931-03-06
Movie A Dangerous Affair Plunkett 1931-09-29
Movie The Phantom of Paris Volunteer from Audience (uncredited) 1931-09-12
Movie Sporting Blood The Tout (uncredited) 1931-08-08
Movie The Flirting Widow The Second Butler (uncredited) 1930-05-11
Movie Redemption Waiter 1930-05-02
Movie The Bishop Murder Case Pyne (as Sydney Bracey) 1930-01-03
Movie The Second Floor Mystery Alfred 1930-04-26
Movie Children of Pleasure Miles the Butler (uncredited) 1930-04-26
Movie Wild Company Waiter 1930-07-05
Movie Anybody's Woman Butler 1930-08-15
Movie Playboy of Paris Irate Customer 1930-10-18
Movie Along Came Youth Bit Role (uncredited) 1930-12-20
Movie Doughboys Recruiter (uncredited) 1930-08-30
Movie Follow Thru Doctor (uncredited) 1930-09-26
Movie His Captive Woman Unknown 1929-02-03
Movie The Crowd John's Supervisor (uncredited) 1928-03-03
Movie While the City Sleeps Short Order Cook 1928-02-15
Movie The Matinee Idol Don's Valet (uncredited) 1928-03-14
Movie Midnight Madness Bream's Valet 1928-03-25
Movie Show People Dramatic Director 1928-11-20
Movie The Cameraman Editor 1928-09-10
Movie Home, James Haskins (the butler) 1928-10-03
Movie Man-Made Women Owens 1928-09-09
Movie Painting the Town Secretary 1927-08-07
Movie Birds of Prey Gaston 1927-03-27
Movie The Woman on Trial Brideaux 1927-10-28
Movie Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans Dance Hall Manager (uncredited) 1927-11-04
Movie The 13th Juror The Butler 1927-11-13
Movie My Best Girl Butler Serving Dinner (uncredited) 1927-10-31
Movie The Blackbird Bertie's No. 1 Man 1926-01-11
Movie A Bankrupt Honeymoon The Butler 1926-02-06
Movie My Official Wife Valet to Sascha 1926-10-16
Movie You Never Know Women Unknown 1926-09-20
Movie A Slave of Fashion Hobson (as Sidney Bracy) 1925-08-23
Movie Her Market Value Banks 1925-02-09
Movie The Merry Widow Danilo's Footman (uncredited) 1925-08-26
Movie Leap Year Loris Keene's Press Agent (uncredited) 1924-01-11
Movie Why Men Leave Home Sam Neilson 1924-03-03
Movie Her Night of Romance Butler 1924-11-24
Movie So This Is Marriage? Hawkins 1924-11-26
Movie Merry-Go-Round Gisella's Groom 1923-07-01
Movie The Dictator Henry Bolton 1922-06-25
Movie Crime and Punishment Unknown 1917-02-25
Movie The Path of Happiness Unknown 1916-01-31
Movie The Huntress of Men Unknown 1916-05-08
Movie Elusive Isabel Luiigi 1916-05-15
Movie Temptation and the Man Unknown 1916-07-24
Movie The Million Dollar Mystery Jones - Hargreave's Butler / Stanley Hargreave 1914-01-02
Movie Zudora Tom Hunt 1914-11-20
Movie Uncle's Namesake Uncle John 1913-12-11