George Sidney
Date of Birth
Mar 18, 1876
Birth Place:
Nagynichal, Hungary

Biography

A Hungarian-born dialect comedian whose signature character, Busy Izzy, was the typical language-mangling Jewish caricature, George Sidney (birth name: Samuel Greenfeld) came to the screen in Samuel Goldwyn's production of In Hollywood With Potash and Perlmutter (1924). Sidney played Abe Potash to Alexander Carr's Morris Perlmutter: the two were textile manufacturers turned movie producers...