Sidney Franklin
Date of Birth
Mar 21, 1893
Birth Place:
San Francisco, CA


Sidney Franklin began acting in films in 1913; the following year, he co-directed comedy shorts with his older brother Chester. In the mid teens, the two collaborated on several features that were mostly aimed at children. Working on his own by 1918, Franklin made his reputation directing such actresses as Mary Pickford (The Hoodlum) and Constance Talmadge (East is West, Dulcy). Signing with MGM...