Sidney Fox Movies and Career Information

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Dec 10, 1910
New York City

Sidney Fox (December 10, 1907 – November 14, 1942) was an American actress. Born Sidney Leiffer in New York City in 1907 to a Jewish family. Her parents were wealthy until they went bankrupt and Sidney had to get a job as a teenager. She became a dressmaker, and spent her spare time studying law. At 15 she joined a law firm, but spent her spare time writing fashion articles, which led to a job as a "mannequin" (or model) on Fifth Avenue shop. She began studying acting and pestering the movie moguls for a film role, unsuccessfully. They told her that she was too young and should get some training in "stock" and then come back. She joined a touring theatrical company and within a year was playing on Broadway. She was given a lead role in Lost Sheep at the age of 18. Fox made her film debut in the 1931 Hobart Henley drama, The Bad Sister opposite Conrad Nagel, Humphrey Bogart, Zasu Pitts, and, also making her film debut, Bette Davis, who was a half-year younger than Fox. Fox also starred as "Madamoiselle Camille L'Espanaye" in the 1932 Robert Florey film, Murders in the Rue Morgue opposite Bela Lugosi. In 1933 she played the role of the niece opposite renowned operatic bass Feodor

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