Sidney Bracey

Sidney Bracey (18 December 1877 – 5 August 1942) was an Australian-born American film actor. After a stage career in Australia, on Broadway and in Britain, he appeared in 321 films between 1909 and 1942. He was born in Melbourne, Australia under the name Sidney Bracy, later changing the spelling of his last name. He was the son of Welsh tenor Henry Bracy and English actress Clara T. Bracy. His aunt was actress Lydia Thompson. He began his stage career in Australia in the 1890s, with the J. C. Williamson's comic opera companies. On Broadway, in 1900, he appeared as Yussuf in The Rose of Persia at Daly's Theatre in New York. He then moved to England, appearing as Moreno in the musical comedy The Toreador at the Gaiety Theatre, London in June 1901. He next joined the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company on tour in Britain, playing Terence O'Brian in The Emerald Isle from September 1901 to May 1902. He then left the D'Oyly Carte, continuing his stage career in Britain. He appeared in Amorelle at London's Comedy Theatre in 1904, The Winter's Tale in 1904-05, and A Persian Princess at Queen's Theatre in 1909.


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