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Sydney Greenstreet

Sydney Greenstreet



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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: Cast ... actor tea planter brewery manager


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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