Sydney Fairbrother

Sydney Fairbrother (31 July 1873 – 4 January 1941) was a British actress.[1]

Born Sydney Tapping on 31 July 1873 in London to actor and playwright Alfred B. Tapping and the actress Florence Cowell[2], she was educated at Blackpool and Bonn. She made her stage debut in Birmingham, UK in 1890 with the famous Kendall Company and a few years later toured America with them. She came to the screen in 1915 in a film called Iron Justice[3] and chiefly appeared in comedy roles. She retired in 1938 and died on 4 January 1941 in London.

Selected filmography


  2. Who's who in the theatre. University of California. London : Pitman ; Detroit : Gale Research. 1912. p. 275.CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. "An Actress of Genius". The Bioscope (447). 6 May 1915. p. 69. Retrieved 14 August 2019 via British Newspaper Archive.

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