Sydney Fairbrother

Last updated

Sydney Fairbrother, from an 1896 publication. SydneyFairbrother1896.tif
Sydney Fairbrother, from an 1896 publication.

Sydney Fairbrother (31 July 1872 – 4 January 1941) was a British actress. [1]

Contents

Born Sydney Tapping on 31 July 1872 in London to actor/playwright Alfred B. Tapping and actress Florence Cowell. [2] Her mother was the daughter of actor and comic singer Samuel Houghton Cowell. [3] Sydney was educated at Blackpool and Bonn. She made her stage debut in Birmingham in 1890 with the famous Kendall Company and a few years later toured America with them. She came to the screen in 1915 in a film called Iron Justice [4] and chiefly appeared in comedy roles. She retired in 1938 and died on 4 January 1941 in London, aged 68.

Selected filmography

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Wilfred Lucas</span> Canadian-American actor, director, and screenwriter (1871–1940)

Wilfred Van Norman Lucas was a Canadian American stage actor who found success in film as an actor, director, and screenwriter.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Charles Rosher</span> English cinematographer (1885–1974)

Charles G. Rosher, A.S.C. was an English-born cinematographer who worked from the early days of silent films through the 1950s.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Harold Goodwin (American actor)</span> American actor

Harold Goodwin was an American actor who performed in over 225 films.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">George Fitzmaurice</span> French born American film director

George Fitzmaurice was a French-born film director and producer.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Emily Fitzroy</span> British actress (1860–1954)

Emily Fitzroy was an English theatre and film actress who eventually became an American citizen. She was at one time a leading lady in London for Sir Charles Wyndham.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Helen Jerome Eddy</span> American actress

Helen Jerome Eddy was a movie actress from New York City. She was noted as a character actress who played genteel heroines in films such as Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917).

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Lucien Littlefield</span> American actor (1895–1960)

Lucien Littlefield was an American actor who achieved a long career from silent films to the television era. He was noted for his versatility, playing a wide range of roles and already portraying old men before he was of voting age.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Margaret Seddon</span> American actress (1872–1968)

Margaret Seddon was an American stage and film actress.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Harry C. Myers</span> American actor (1882–1938)

Harry C. Myers was an American film actor and director, sometimes credited as Henry Myers. He performed in many short comedy films with his wife Rosemary Theby. Myers appeared in 330 films between 1908 and 1938, and directed more than 50 films between 1913 and 1917.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Mary Carr</span> American actress (1874–1973)

Mary Carr, was an American film actress and was married to the actor William Carr. She appeared in more than 140 films from 1915 to 1956. She was given some of filmdoms plum mother roles in silent pictures, especially Fox's 1920 Over the Hill to the Poorhouse, which was a great success. She was interred in Calvary Cemetery. Carr bore a strong resemblance to Lucy Beaumont, another famous character actress of the time who specialized in mother roles. As older actresses such as Mary Maurice and Anna Townsend passed on, Carr, still in her forties, seem to inherit all the matriarchal roles in silent films.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Dot Farley</span> American actress

Dorothea "Dot" Farley was an American film actress who appeared in 280 motion pictures from 1910 to 1950. She was also known as Dorothy Farley.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Claire McDowell</span> American actress (1877–1966)

Claire McDowell was an American actress of the silent era. She appeared in 350 films between 1908 and 1945.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">George Cooper (actor)</span> American actor (1892–1943)

George Cooper Healey was an American actor of the silent film era. Cooper appeared on stage first, then in 210 films between 1911 and 1940. His son George Cooper Jr. (1920–2015) was also an actor who appeared in films from 1947 until 1954.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Richard Tucker (actor)</span> American actor (1884–1942)

Richard Tucker was an American actor. Tucker was born in Brooklyn, New York. Appearing in more than 260 films between 1911 and 1940, he was the first official member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and a founding member of SAG's Board of Directors. Tucker died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles from a heart attack. He is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, in an unmarked niche in Great Mausoleum, Columbarium of Faith.

Maurice Elvey was one of the most prolific film directors in British history. He directed nearly 200 films between 1913 and 1957. During the silent film era he directed as many as twenty films per year. He also produced more than fifty films – his own as well as films directed by others.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">George Irving (American actor)</span> American actor (1874–1961)

George Henry Irving was an American film actor and director.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Crauford Kent</span> English actor (1881–1953)

Crauford Kent was an English character actor based in the United States. He has also been credited as Craufurd Kent and Crawford Kent.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">James Carew</span> American actor

James Usselman, known professionally as James Carew, was an American actor who appeared in many films, mainly in Britain. He was born in Goshen, Indiana in 1876 and began work as a clerk in a publishing firm. He began acting on stage in Chicago in 1897 in Damon and Pythias.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Georg Alexander</span> German actor (1888–1945)

Georg Alexander was a German film actor who was a prolific presence in German cinema. He also directed a number of films during the silent era.

References

  1. Profile, BFI.org. Accessed 10 July 2022.
  2. Who's who in the theatre. University of California. London : Pitman ; Detroit : Gale Research. 1912. p. 275.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. Ebsworth, J. W. (23 September 2004). Banerji, Nilanjana (ed.). Cowell, Samuel Houghton (1820–1864), actor and comic singer. Vol. 1. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/6492.
  4. "An Actress of Genius" . The Bioscope. No. 447. 6 May 1915. p. 69. Retrieved 14 August 2019 via British Newspaper Archive.