In this documentary short film, Actor Sidney Blackmer talks about the careers of his Hollywood parents, actors Suzanne Kaaren and Sidney Blackmer(Rosemary's Baby), with Mark Redfield .Produced by One-Eyed Horse Productions and JBH Video.
Sidney Blackmer was an American theater, film and television actor. His career spanned 57 years, beginning in the silent film era. He appeared in an uncredited role in "Perils of Pauline" (1914) and went on to spend the 1920s playing on Broadway, eventually debuting in talkies in 1929, in "The Love Racket." In his prolific career, Blackmer appeared in scores of motion pictures—appearing in 12 movies in 1937 alone. His film credits include two Edward G. Robinson classics, "Little Caesar" (1931) and "The Last Gangster" (1937), "Duel in the Sun" (1946), "High Society" (1956), "Tammy and the Bachelor" (1957) and "How to Murder Your Wife"(1965). He co-starred with THE RIFLEMAN's Paul Fix in "The High and The Mighty" (1954), playing the gun-toting idiot. His best-remembered film role was playing Roman Castevet in Roman Polanski's "Rosemary's Baby" (1968).
Sidney Blackmer died in 1973 - his last big role was as Ruth Gorden's husband, the lead Satanist in "Rosemary's Baby" - leaving Kaaren little beyond the house. Their home, which was uninsured, burned down in 1984, taking with it a lifetime of theater bric-a-brac from two careers.
Sidney Blackmer, the Tony-award winning actor who played Teddy Roosevelt in seven movies, is best remembered by today's movie audiences for his turn as the warlock/coven-leader Roman Castevet in 's (1968).
|1950 Tony Award® Best Actor in Play|
Come Back, Little Sheba
Starring: Sidney Blackmer