Syd Saylor

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Born

3/24/1901 , Chicago, Illinois

Died

12/21/1962

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Biography:

Syd Saylor was an America actor who worked mainly in comedy and western movies. Born Leo Sailor, in 1895, in Chicago, Illinois, Saylor was the son of an engineer who died in the famous 1906 earthquake in San Francisco. He joined several acting groups as a teen and, with the help of his uncle, who was one of the Keystone Kops, managed to break into Hollywood. Working as a character actor in light comedy roles and as a sidekick in westerns, over the next 5 decades he became a familiar face, acting in almost 200 movies and TV shows. Some of his most notable roles include a psychiatric patient in The Snake Pit, with John Wayne and Alan Ladd in Born To the West, The Lost Jungle, and Yankee Doodle Dandy. He also played the second Bozo the Clown in a number of TV series. Saylor died of a heart attack in 1962 in Hollywood.