Alastair Sim(1900-1976), Actor and producer
Sitter associated with 20 portraits
Sim's stage debut in 1930 was as a messenger and sentry in Othello, a production in which Peggy Ashcroft and Paul Robeson played the leads; he then spent two years at the Old Vic. In 1932 he married Naomi Merlith, an actress; they appeared together in the film, Wedding Group in 1936. In 1954 Sim reached new heights as a comic actor in the dual role of Miss Fitton, the dubious headmistress of St Trinian's, and Miss Fitton's gangster brother, Clarence. His career prospered throughout the 1950s; his last film appearance was in Escape form the Dark in 1976, the year of his death.
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