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Also Known As: Alistair Sim Died: August 19, 1976
Born: October 9, 1900 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: United Kingdom Profession: actor, director, elocution professor, producer

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Inimitable Scottish comic performer, a truly gifted character player whose brilliant timing, hangdog expression and large, glowering eyes helped propel him to stardom in middle age. Sim made his screen debut in the mid-1930s at the age of 35 and went on to play assorted eccentrics and bumblers, both sympathetic and villainous, through the mid-70s. Sim was especially memorable as the enterprising Inspector Cockrill in "Green for Danger" (1946), the over-taxed headmaster in the prep-school farce, "The Happiest Days of Your Life" (1949), the screen's greatest Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol" (1951), the side-splittingly funny schemer of "The Green Man" (1956) and as a ridiculous clergyman in the outlandish satire, "The Ruling Class" (1972).

Inimitable Scottish comic performer, a truly gifted character player whose brilliant timing, hangdog expression and large, glowering eyes helped propel him to stardom in middle age. Sim made his screen debut in the mid-1930s at the age of 35 and went on to play assorted eccentrics and bumblers, both sympathetic and villainous, through the mid-70s. Sim was especially memorable as the enterprising Inspector Cockrill in "Green for Danger" (1946), the over-taxed headmaster in the prep-school farce, "The Happiest Days of Your Life" (1949), the screen's greatest Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol" (1951), the side-splittingly funny schemer of "The Green Man" (1956) and as a ridiculous clergyman in the outlandish satire, "The Ruling Class" (1972).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Escape From The Dark (1976) Lord Harrogate
2.
 Royal Flash (1976) Mr Greig
3.
 The Ruling Class (1972) Bishop Lampton
4.
 The Anatomist (1961) Dr. Knox
5.
 The Millionairess (1961) Julius Sagamore
6.
 School For Scoundrels (1960) Stephen Potter
7.
 The Doctor's Dilemma (1959) Cutler Walpole
8.
 Blue Murder at St. Trinian's (1957) Miss Amelia Fritton
9.
 Escapade (1955)
10.
 Wee Geordie (1955) The Laird
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Education

Edinburgh University: -

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wife:
Naomi Sim. Actor, writer. Born on November 13, 1913; met Sim at age 12 in 1925; married in 1931 when she turned 18; died on August 2, 1999 at age 85.

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"Dance and Skylark: Fifty Years with Alastair Sim"

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