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Sidney Blackmer was a Salisbury native before moving to Hollywood where he pursued an acting career. His path to acting was difficult and did not begin until after a year in law school at the University of North Carolina, which he could not afford tuition for more than a year. After being recruited during World War I, he returned to theater where he worked his way up from stage hand to cast member. His most acclaimed work came from his portrayal of President Theodore Roosevelt in seven different movies.
Sidney Blackmer was born in Salisbury and came to Hollywood a few years ago having built a long and successful stage career. He has had a successful movie career and is known for his many portrayals of the of the 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt.