Sydney Hughes Greenstreet (27 December 1879 – 18 January 1954) was an English actor. He is best known for his Warner Bros. films with Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorre, which include The Maltese Falcon (1941) and Casablanca (1942).
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Birth Place: Sandwich, Kent, England, UK on 1879-12-27
Known For: Acting
TOP FIVE ROLES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED
The Mask of Dimitrios
A meek novelist investigates the mysterious death of a notorious scoundrel.
Release Date: 1944-06-23
Role: Mr. Peters
On the eve of the Chinese New Year, three strangers, Crystal Shackleford, married to a wealthy philanderer; Jerome Artbutny, an outwardly respectable judge; and Johnny West, a seedy sneak thief, make a pact before a small statue of the Chinese goddess of Destiny. The threesome agree to purchase a sweepstakes ticket and share whatever winnings might accrue.
Release Date: 1946-01-28
Role: Jerome K. Arbutny
After an innocent man is executed in a case he was responsible for, a Scotland Yard superintendent finds himself investigating the murder of his key witness.
Release Date: 1946-11-23
Role: Supt. George Edward Grodman
Pillow to Post
With a war on and most men being drafted, Howard Oil Supply Company has no salesmen left. So daughter Jean hits the road and does not make one sale. She finally gets one tentative sale with the Black Hills Oil Co., but Earl wants dinner with her. With the shortage of housing due to the war, Jean needs a military husband to get a place to stay in Clayfield, which is next to Camp Clay. She gets Lt. Mallory to act as her husband just to register. Then things go wrong as his commanding officer is there and believes them to be married. It gets worse as Don’s mother shows up and then Jean’s father.
Release Date: 1945-06-09
Role: Colonel Michael Otley
Filmed some 18 months before its release, Conflict is one of two melodramas in which Humphrey Bogart self-consciously portrayed a wife murderer (the other was The Two Mrs. Carrolls). Bogie plays unhappily married Richard Mason, who concocts a meticulous scheme to kill his shrewish wife, Kathryn (Rose Hobart), so that he’ll be free to marry her sister, Evelyn (Alexis Smith).
Release Date: 1945-06-15
Role: Dr. Mark Hamilton