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Also Known As: Sydney H Greenstreet Died: January 18, 1954
Born: December 27, 1879 Cause of Death: complications from diabetes and Bright's disease
Birth Place: Sandwich, England, GB Profession: actor, tea planter, brewery manager

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Portly English actor with a uniqely insinuating style of line delivery who made a sensational screen debut as the cunning Kaspar Guttman in John Huston's "The Maltese Falcon" (1941) at age 61. Greenstreet subsequently appeared in numerous films as a brilliant schemer and shrewd architect of villainy, memorably opposite Peter Lorre, with change-of-pace sympathetic roles (e.g. "Christmas in Connecticut" 1945) cropping up occasionally.

Portly English actor with a uniqely insinuating style of line delivery who made a sensational screen debut as the cunning Kaspar Guttman in John Huston's "The Maltese Falcon" (1941) at age 61. Greenstreet subsequently appeared in numerous films as a brilliant schemer and shrewd architect of villainy, memorably opposite Peter Lorre, with change-of-pace sympathetic roles (e.g. "Christmas in Connecticut" 1945) cropping up occasionally.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Malaya (1949) The Dutchman
2.
 Flamingo Road (1949) Sheriff Titus Semple
3.
 It's a Great Feeling (1949) Himself
4.
 The Woman in White (1948) Count [Alesandro] Fosco
5.
 The Velvet Touch (1948) Captain Danbury
6.
 Ruthless (1948) Buck Mansfield
7.
 The Hucksters (1947) Evan Llewellyn Evans
8.
 That Way with Women (1947) Jas. P. Alden
9.
 Three Strangers (1946) Jerome K. Arbutny
10.
 The Verdict (1946) George Edward Grodman
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1897:
Left family to seek fortune as a tea planter in Ceylon
1902:
Returned home to pursue acting career after drought brought him to ruin
1902:
London stage debut "Sherlock Holmes"
:
Appeared on stage mostly with the Lunts
1941:
Made screen debut at age 61 in "The Maltese Falcon"
1950:
Suffering from diabetes and Bright's disease, retired from the screen; last film, "Malaya"
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