Sidney James

Sidney James
1913 - 1976

Sidney James  South African Actor


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Rest in peace.


Sidney James was previously married to Valerie James (1952 - 1976), Meg Williams (1943 - 1952) and Berthe Delmont (1936 - 1940).

Sidney James was in a relationship with Barbara Windsor (1973 - 1976).


South African Actor Sidney James was born Solomon Joel Cohen on 8th May, 1913 in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, South Africa and passed away on 26th Apr 1976 Sunderland, Tyne-and-Wear, England, UK aged 62. He is most remembered for Carry On films, Hancock`s Half Hour. His zodiac sign is Taurus.

Sidney James is a member of the following lists: Carry On films, Jewish actors and English film actors.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating1 3 years, 3 months - -
Married3 24 years, 4 months 13 years, 1 month -
Total4 24 years, 4 months 10 years, 8 months 3 years, 3 months


First Name Sid
Last Name James
Full Name at Birth Solomon Joel Cohen
Alternative Name Sidney James, Solomon Joel Cohen, Sid James, Sidney Joel Cohen
Age 62 (age at death) years
Birthday 8th May, 1913
Birthplace Hillbrow, Johannesburg, South Africa
Died 26th April, 1976
Place of Death Sunderland, Tyne-and-Wear, England, UK
Cause of Death Heart attack
Buried Golders Green Crematorium, London, England
Height 5' 8" (173 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Grey
Distinctive Feature Once voted to have the world's dirtiest laugh..., Playing lecherous comedy characters..., Affected Cockney accent..., Once described as "The man with a face like an unmade bed!"..., Career prior to acting was as a top ladies' hairdresser in South Africa..., Frequently remembered as a former boxer, but he never actually was. People got that impression that he had been a boxer from his craggy features and bulbous nose..., Collapsed and died on-stage of a heart attack while appearing in "The Mating Game" at the Empire Theatre, Sunderland..., His voice is considered difficult to imitate as he was a South African Jew who used an English accent in most films, while retaining traces of his original accent..., In his early film days he usually played villainous roles as with a face like his he didn't think he could do anything else..., His parents were both Jewish music-hall entertainers...
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality South African
Occupation Text South African, British character and comic actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Carry On films, Hancock`s Half Hour
Associated Acts The Johannesburg Repertory Players, The 'Carry On' films, The South African Army, The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), Tony Hancock

Sidney "Sid" James (born Solomon Joel Cohen; 8 May 1913 – 26 April 1976) was a British character and comic actor born into a middle-class Jewish family in South Africa.

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Sidney James62 TaurusActor
South African
Barbara Windsor83 LeoActress
Valerie James-Actress
Meg Williams-
Berthe Delmont49 VirgoSpouse
South African


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
ElizabethFemaleBerthe Delmont
ReineUnknownMeg Williams
SteveMaleValerie James
SueFemaleValerie James


Carry on Laughing!1975Baron Hubert, Lovelace, Sir Francis DrakeTV Show
Carry on Dick1974Big Dick Turpin, Reverend FlasherMovie
Carry on Girls1973Sidney FiddlerMovie
Carry on Christmas1973... (as Sid James), Santa (Mr Belcher), Seed Pod, Sir HenryTV Movie
Bless This House1972Sid AbbotMovie
Carry on Abroad1972Vic FlangeMovie
Carry on Matron1972Sid CarterMovie
Carry on at Your Convenience1971Sid PlummerMovie
Carry on Henry VIII1971King Henry VIIIMovie
Bless This House1971Alf Carter, Sid AbbottTV Show
All This, and Christmas Too!1971Sid JonesTV Movie
Carry on Loving1970Sidney BlissMovie
Carry on Up the Jungle1970Bill BooseyMovie
Carry on Again Christmas1970Long John Silver (as Sid James)TV Movie
Stop Exchange1970The TrampMovie
Carry on Again Doctor1969Gladstone ScrewerMovie
Carry on Camping1969Sid BoggleMovie
Two in Clover1969Sid TurnerTV Show
Carry on Christmas1969Ebenezer Scrooge (as Sid James)TV Movie
All Star Comedy Carnival1969Sid TurnerTV Movie
Carry On... Up the Khyber1968Sir Sidney Ruff-DiamondMovie
Mike and Bernie's Show1968TV Show
Carry on Doctor1967Charlie RoperMovie
Carry on Pimpernel1966Sir Rodney Ffing, The Black FingernailMovie
George and the Dragon1966George RussellTV Show
Where the Bullets Fly1966Mortuary AttendantMovie
Carry on Cowboy1965Johnny Finger, the Rumpo KidMovie
The Big Job1965George BrainMovie
Three Hats for Lisa1965Sid MarksMovie
Tokoloshe1965Harry Parsons (as Sid James)Movie
The Bruce Forsyth Show1965TV Show
Carry on Cleo1964Mark AntonyMovie
Contest Girl1964Butlin Judge (as Sydney James)Movie
Carry on Cabby1963Charlie HawkinsMovie
The Dick Emery Show1963TV Show
Taxi!1963Sid StoneTV Show
Carry on Cruising1962Captain Wellington CrowtherMovie
We Joined the Navy1962Dance Instructor (uncredited)Movie
Carry on Regardless1961Bert HandyMovie
Double Bunk1961SidMovie
No Place Like Homicide!1961Syd ButlerMovie
The Green Helmet1961Richie LaunderMovie
What a Whopper1961HarryMovie
A Weekend with Lulu1961Café PatronMovie
'Carry on Constable'1960Sgt. Frank WilkinsMovie
The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's1960Alphonse O'ReillyMovie
And the Same to You1960Sammy GattMovie
Watch Your Stern1960Chief Petty Officer MundyMovie
Citizen James1960Sidney Balmoral JamesTV Show
Idol on Parade1959HerbieMovie
The 39 Steps1959PerceMovie
Too Many Crooks1959SidMovie
Upstairs and Downstairs1959P.C. EdwardsMovie
Desert Mice1959BertMovie
Make Mine a Million1959Sid GibsonMovie
Tommy the Toreador1959CadenaMovie
Another Time, Another Place1958Jake KleinMovie
Hell, Heaven or Hoboken1958Porter Y.M.C.A.Movie
The Man Inside1958FranklinMovie
The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw1958The DrunkMovie
The Silent Enemy1958Chief Petty Officer ThorpeMovie
William Tell1958SchaffnerTV Show
A Christmas Night with the Stars1958Sidney Balmoral JamesTV Show
Next to No Time1958Albert, Cabin StewardMovie
A King in New York1957Johnson - TV AdvertiserMovie
Big Time Operators1957Mr. HoggMovie
Campbell's Kingdom1957TimMovie
Enemy from Space1957Jimmy Hall (as Sydney James)Movie
Hell Drivers1957DustyMovie
Pickup Alley1957Joe - First BartenderMovie
The Shiralee1957LukeMovie
The Story of Esther Costello1957RyanMovie
Pantomania: Babes in the Wood1957Friar Tuck, The GenieTV Movie
The New Adventures of Martin Kane1957BenTV Show
Shadow Squad1957Spinner BurkeTV Show
Educated Evans1957Sam SpiegelTV Show
The Iron Petticoat1956PaulMovie
Trapeze1956Snake CharmerMovie
Armchair Theatre1956Basher BatesTV Show
Hancock's Half Hour1956General Sidski, Sidney Balmoral JamesTV Show
The Buccaneers1956Chantey JackTV Show
Dry Rot1956Flash HarryMovie
Portrait in Smoke1956Frank AllenborgMovie
Ramsbottom Rides Again1956Black JakeMovie
The Extra Day1956Barney WestMovie
The Crime of the Century1956AbbieTV Show
A Kid for Two Farthings1955Ice BergMovie
Joe MacBeth1955BankyMovie
John and Julie1955Mr. PritchettMovie
The Deep Blue Sea1955Man outside barMovie
ITV Play of the Week1955Wally BurtonTV Show
The Adventures of Robin Hood1955Master HenryTV Show
Out of the Clouds1955The GamblerMovie
The Glass Tomb1955Tony LewisMovie
A Yank in Ermine1955Nightclub Manager (as Sydney James)Movie
It's a Great Day!1955Harry MasonMovie
Crest of the Wave1954Able Seaman Charlie 'Badge' BadgerMovie
Heat Wave1954Beverly ForrestMovie
Orders Are Orders1954Ed WaggermeyerMovie
The Belles of St. Trinian's1954BennyMovie
The Detective1954ParkinsonMovie
The Rainbow Jacket1954HarryMovie
Young and Willing1954Syd BadenMovie
Aunt Clara1954Honest SidMovie
Cocktails in the Kitchen1954The ForemanMovie
Shop Spoiled1954NightwatchmanMovie
Bad Blonde1953SharkeyMovie
The Square Ring1953AdamsMovie
The Titfield Thunderbolt1953HawkinsMovie
Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary?1953Hank HanlonMovie
Norman Conquest1953Supt. WilliamsMovie
The Slasher1953Police SergeantMovie
The Yellow Balloon1953Barrow Boy (as Sydney James)Movie
Will Any Gentleman...?1953Mr. HobsonMovie
Escape by Night1953Gino Rossi (as Sydney James)Movie
The Wedding of Lilli Marlene1953Fennimore HuntMovie
Glory at Sea1952Ned Hardy, Owner Golden BullMovie
Miss Robin Hood1952SidneyMovie
Father's Doing Fine1952Taxi DriverMovie
I Believe in You1952Sergeant BodyMovie
The Assassin1952BernardoMovie
The Frightened Bride1952Mr. SpencerMovie
The Hundred Hour Hunt1952Danny MarksMovie
Time, Gentlemen, Please!1952Eric HaceMovie
Bikini Baby1951Lew BeesonMovie
The Lavender Hill Mob1951LackeryMovie
The Magic Box1951Sergeant in Storeroom (as Sydney James)Movie
Talk of a Million1951John C. MoodyMovie
The Galloping Major1951BookmakerMovie
The Passing Show1951Actor, Bit partTV Show
Last Holiday1950Joe ClarenceMovie
The Lady Craved Excitement1950CarloMovie
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre1950TV Show
Give Us This Day1949MurdinMovie
Hour of Glory1949'Knucksie' Moran - BarkeeperMovie
Man in Black1949Henry Clavering, HodsonMovie
Maniacs on Wheels1949RowtonMovie
Paper Orchid1949Freddy EvansMovie
Family Affairs1949Mr. HamburgerTV Show
No Orchids for Miss Blandish1948Ted (uncredited)Movie
It's Hard to Be Good1948Platform guard (uncredited)Movie
The Front Page1948Hildy JohnsonTV Movie
Kid Flanagan1948Sharkey MorrisonTV Movie
The October Man1947Man Crossing Railway Bridge (uncredited)Movie
Black Memory1947Eddie Clinton (as Sydney James)Movie
East End, West EndSidTV Show
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brian mooreSep 28, 2008

sid was a legend!

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