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Greenstreet, Sidneylocked

(27 December 1879–18 January 1954)
  • Donna M. Paananen

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Greenstreet, Sidney (27 December 1879–18 January 1954), actor, was born Sydney Greenstreet in Sandwich, England, the son of John Jack Greenstreet, a tanner and leather merchant, and Anne Baker. He attended the preparatory school Dane Hill in Margate, where he participated in sports as well as in school plays. In 1899 he traveled with a family friend to Ceylon to become a tea planter. While learning the tea business Greenstreet was the supervisor of a tea plantation, but because of the drought in that country his career plans changed....

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