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Ever thought about how many famous people named Sidney are out there? This list of celebrities named Sidney or Sydney will show you the most prominent people with that name, along with pictures and additional information about them when available. The famous Sidneys below include actors named Sydney and athletes named Sidney, but this list also includes doctors, teachers, or politicians named Sydney who are notable in their fields. Some of the notable Sydneys below include hockey legend Sidney Crosby, Sydney Leroux, Sydney Pollack, and Sydney Greenstreet as well.

This list is mostly comprised of famous men named Sidney, but there are also a few women on the list as well.
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Sidney Crosby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Sidney or Sydney
age 31 Sidney Patrick Crosby, ONS is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who serves as captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League. Crosby was drafted first overall by the ...more

Sidney Poitier is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Sidney or Sydney
age 92 Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE, is a Bahamian-American actor, film director, author and diplomat. In 1964, Poitier became the first African-American to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, for his role ...more

Sydney Leroux is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Sidney or Sydney
age 28 Sydney Rae Leroux Dwyer is a Canadian-born American professional soccer player and Olympic gold medalist. As a forward, she currently plays for the Western New York Flash in the National Women's ...more

Sydney Pollack is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Sidney or Sydney
Dec. at 74 (1934-2008) Sydney Irwin Pollack was an American film director, producer and actor. Pollack directed more than 21 films and 10 television shows, acted in over 30 films or shows, and produced over 44 films. ...more

Sidney Moncrief is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Sidney or Sydney
age 61 Sidney A. Moncrief is a retired American professional basketball player. As an NCAA college basketball player from 1975 to 1979, Moncrief led the University of Arkansas Razorbacks trio known as ...more

Sydney Greenstreet is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Sidney or Sydney
Dec. at 75 (1879-1954) Sydney Hughes Greenstreet was a versatile English actor who did not work in films till the age of 62, but enjoyed a run of notable hits in a Hollywood career lasting just eight years. He is best ...more

Sydney Esiason is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Sidney or Sydney

Sidney Lumet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Sidney or Sydney
Dec. at 87 (1924-2011) Sidney Arthur Lumet was an American director, producer and screenwriter with over 50 films to his credit. He was nominated for the Academy Award as Best Director for 12 Angry Men, Dog Day ...more

Sydney Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Sidney or Sydney
age 34 Sydney Wheeler is scheduled to appear on Survivor: Tocantins, the eighteenth season of reality show Survivor.

Sidney Bechet is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Sidney or Sydney
Dec. at 62 (1897-1959) Sidney Bechet was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer. He was one of the first important soloists in jazz, and was perhaps the first notable jazz saxophonist. Forceful ...more

Sidney Rice is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Sidney or Sydney
age 32 Sidney R. Rice is a former American football wide receiver who played seven seasons in the National Football League. Rice played college football at South Carolina. He was drafted by the ...more

Sydney Penny is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Sidney or Sydney
age 47 Sydney Margaret Penny is an American Daytime Emmy-nominated actress best known for the roles of Julia Santos Keefer on the soap opera All My Children and Samantha "Sam" Kelly on the ...more

Sydney Newman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Sidney or Sydney
Dec. at 80 (1917-1997) Sydney Cecil Newman, OC was a Canadian film and television producer, who played a pioneering role in British television drama from the late 1950s to the late 1960s. After his return to Canada in ...more

Sidney Wicks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Sidney or Sydney
age 69 Sidney Wicks is a retired American basketball player. A native of California, he played college basketball for the UCLA Bruins and played professionally in the National Basketball Association ...more

Sidney Govou is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Sidney or Sydney
age 39 Sidney Rodrigue Noukpo Govou is a French international footballer of Beninese descent, currently playing for Monts d'Or Azergues Foot in the Championnat de France amateur. Govou is a natural ...more

Sidney Sheldon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Sidney or Sydney
Dec. at 90 (1917-2007) Sidney Sheldon was an American writer. His TV works spanned a 20-year period during which he created The Patty Duke Show, I Dream of Jeannie and Hart to Hart, but he became most famous after he ...more

Sidney McKnight is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Sidney or Sydney
age 63 Sidney McKnight is a retired boxer from Canada, who represented his native country at the 1976 Summer Olympics. There he was defeated in the first round of the men's light flyweight division by ...more

Sydney Lassick is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Sidney or Sydney
Dec. at 81 (1922-2003) Sydney Lassick was an American actor perhaps best known for his role as Charlie Cheswick in the feature film One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. Lassick's first name was sometimes spelled Sidney.

Sydney Tamiia Poitier is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Sidney or Sydney
age 45 Sydney Tamiia Poitier is an American television and film actress.

Sydney Brenner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Sidney or Sydney
age 92 Sydney Brenner, CH FRS FMedSci is a South African biologist and a 2002 Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate, shared with H. Robert Horvitz and John Sulston. Brenner made significant ...more

Sidney Lowe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Sidney or Sydney
age 59 Sidney Rochell Lowe is an American basketball coach and is currently an assistant coach with the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA. He is a former NBA player and head coach, and has served as ...more

Sydney Johnson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Sidney or Sydney
age 44 Sydney Johnson is an American college basketball coach and the current head coach at Fairfield University for the Fairfield Stags men's basketball team. Previously, Johnson was the head coach at ...more

Sidney Howard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Sidney or Sydney
Dec. at 48 (1891-1939) Sidney Coe Howard was an American playwright and screenwriter. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1925 and a posthumous Academy Award in 1940 for the screenplay for Gone with the Wind.

Sydney Barnes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Sidney or Sydney
Dec. at 94 (1873-1967) Sydney Francis Barnes was an English professional cricketer who is generally regarded as one of the greatest ever bowlers. He was right-handed and bowled at a pace that varied from medium to ...more

Sidney Farber is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Sidney or Sydney
Dec. at 70 (1903-1973) Sidney Farber was an American pediatric pathologist. He is regarded as the father of modern chemotherapy, after whom the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is named.