Sydney Greenstreet

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Birthday
27, 1879
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 18, 1954 (74)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
27, 1879
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 18, 1954 (74)

About

He played a villain in the classic films Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon, both of which starred Humphrey Bogart. His acting style inspired Marvel to create the character The Kingpin, a crime lord who originally appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #50.

Before Fame

He tried to make a living as a tea planter at age eighteen. In 1902, he played a villain in a stage production of Sherlock Holmes.

Trivia

He was the inspiration behind the character Jabba the Hutt in Star Wars.

Family Life

He is the great-uncle of actor Mark Greenstreet. He married Dorothy Marie Ogden and had one child.

Associated With

He starred alongside Peter Lorre in the 1944 film The Mask of Dimitrios.

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