Sidney Armus

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Sidney Armus
Born (1924-12-19)December 19, 1924
The Bronx, New York
Died June 2, 2002(2002-06-02) (aged 77)
Manhattan, New York
Occupation Actor

Sidney Armus (December 19, 1924 – June 21, 2002) was an American actor. He made his Broadway debut in the original production of 'South Pacific' in 1949. 'Prior to that he spent six months in England as Stefanowski in the London company of 'Mister Roberts,' which starred Tyrone Power. Mr. Armus appeared in many off-Broadway productions in New York before his debut. While studying with Erwin Piscator at the Dramatic Workshop of the New School for Social Research, he was seen in 'The Flies, 'There is No End,' and 'Crew 55.'.' (from the original program for South Pacific', 1949.)

Sidney Armus played the character of the Social Director, Itchy Flexner, in the Broadway production of Wish You Were Here[1] opening at the Imperial Theatre on June 25, 1952 and closed on November 28, 1953 after 598 performances. Wish You Were Here is a musical with a book by Arthur Kober and Joshua Logan and music and lyrics by Harold Rome. The musical was adapted from Kober's 1937 play, Having Wonderful Time, and revolves around a summer camp for adults.

In the early 90s, Armus appeared in several Law & Order episodes playing various judges.

In his later career he owned and operated Theatre 22, an Off-Off-Broadway theater in New York City.[1]

He was born in The Bronx, New York and died in Manhattan, New York of cancer.


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