Price: $210.00

    Code: 1909

    Directed by Howard Weinberg
    2002, color, 26 mins.
    Purchase: $210 Rental: $50

    This video profiles actor, comedian, impersonator and variety performer Sid Raymond, in the process challenging the assumption that celebrity defines success. Performing in variety, radio, cartoons, television, commercials, and motion pictures, Sid Raymond dedicated his life to a craft that took him from the Catskill Mountains to the front in WWII, from summer stock to Broadway, and from Madison Avenue to Hollywood. Along the way he married, raised two daughters, and never gave up the desire to entertain. In a career spanning seven decades, Sid Raymond persevered at his craft, with a passion for performing that kept him going as an actor, from gig to gig, in spite of hard times, heartbreak, and virtual obscurity. Sid at 90 not only portrays a journeyman actor but also honors the organizations--Screen Actors' Guild, Actors' Equity and AFTRA—that sustained him.

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    “The undisputed star of the [Jewish Film Festival] is Sid Raymond, a vaudeville veteran and the subject of the delightful documentary, Sid at 90. The nonagenarian is as fast and funny today as he must have been when he charmed the Catskills crowd an era ago.” —The New York Daily News

    “ affectionate look at one of the last survivors of an entire generation of Jewish entertainers and quite pleasant to watch.” —The Jewish Week