Sidney Fox (December 10 1910 - November 14 1942) was an American actress, born in New York City. She was married to Charles Beahan (1932-42).
Born Sidney Leiffer in New York City into a Jewish family, Fox made her film debut in the 1931 Hobart Henley directed drama The Bad Sister opposite Conrad Nagel, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart and Zasu Pitts.
Fox is possibly best recalled for her starring role as 'Madamoiselle Camille L'Espanaye' in the 1932 Robert Florey directed horror/mystery film Murders in the Rue Morgue opposite Bela Lugosi. Her last film appearance would be in the 1934 musical comedy Down to Their Last Yacht opposite Mary Boland, Polly Moran and Ned Sparks.
Sidney Fox died of an overdose of sleeping pills which may have been suicide, but was officially ruled as accidental death, on November 14 1942 in Hollywood at the age of 32. She was buried in the Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Glendale, Queens County, New York, USA.
Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) is a Universal Pictures pre-Code horror film loosely based on an Edgar Allan Poe short story. Bela Lugosi, one year after his legendary performance as Dracula, portrays a lunatic scientist who abducts women (one a prostitute played by Arlene Francis) and injects them with fresh blood from his vicious caged ape. The atmospheric cinematography by Karl Freund has been singled out by critics as superb, along with Robert Florey's direction. Thanks to Freund and Florey, the film has the look and feel of German expressionist films of the 1920s. However, some strongly violent scenes apparently prompted Universal executives to cut the film back to 61 minutes from what was originally an 80-minute running time. (Source: IMDB)
This film was provided as a sort of compensatory package for Lugosi and Florey after both were dropped from Frankenstein (1931). Lugosi had been originally cast as Dr. Frankenstein, and the film was to be directed by Florey. Lugosi was..., http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023249