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Greenstreet, Sidney

Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on March 22, 2004

(1879-1954)

    An actor on the stage for many years who originated the role of Lutz the valet in The Student Prince, and worked with the Lunts for many years. Greenstreet made a memorable screen debut as the menacing Kasper Guttman in the 1941 film The Maltese Falcon, for which he received an Oscar nomination. He was a most effective villain -- his 300 pound bulk made his onscreen presence genuinely menacing, especially when teamed with the diminutive Peter Lorre.

    Bugs Bunny literally bumps into Greenstreet in Slick Hare (Freleng, 1947) while fleeing from a cleaver-wielding Elmer Fudd.

 

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