Actor Sidney Rankin Drew

Sidney Rankin Drew (September 19, 1891 – May 19, 1918) was an American actor and film director. He was the son of Sidney Drew and Gladys Rankin and first cousin of the actors John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore and Ethel Barrymore. He appeared in 36 films between 1913 and 1917, and directed 14 films between 1915 and 1917.

After a successful career with Vitagraph, Drew moved to Metro Pictures in 1916, becoming the fifth of the Barrymore/Drew to work at the studio. His first, and last, film at Metro was The Belle of the Season, which was shot in 1916, but released posthumously in 1918.

He was killed in action when his plane was shot down over France during World War I. He was originally buried in France but reinterred at Mount Vernon Cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has a monument in Central Park.

Selected filmography

  • In the Latin Quarter (1915, actor)
  • The Suspect (1916, director and actor)
  • Who’s Your Neighbor? (1917, director)
  • The Belle of the Season (released 1919 although shot in 1917, director, scenario, and actor)
  • External Links

    Actor Sidney Rankin Drew – Wikipedia

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