Sid Smith (actor)

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Sidney Smith

(1892-02-28)February 28, 1892
DiedJuly 4, 1928(1928-07-04) (aged 36)
Burial place Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Occupation Comedian
Years active1911–1928
Ruth Beckman
(m. 1915;div. 1921)

Sidney Smith (February 28, 1892 – July 4, 1928), known on-screen as Sid Smith, was an American actor and director who appeared in short comedy films. [1] Smith entered the motion picture industry in 1911, and eventually performed in 187 releases- most of them short silent film comedies, directing six shorts in total. Smith had his own starring series, but also worked in support of such comics as Monty Banks at Warner Brothers and Billy Bevan at the Mack Sennett studio. Smith died of alcohol poisoning, attributed to his consumption of bad liquor at a Malibu beach party. [2] Perhaps because of the Prohibition laws then in effect, one of the few trade papers covering Smith’s passing gave the cause of death as “heart trouble.” [3]


Charles Dorety and Sid Smith in an unidentified 1919 comedy short film Charles Dorety & Sid Smith - Aug 1919 EH.jpg
Charles Dorety and Sid Smith in an unidentified 1919 comedy short film


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