Appeared in "Come On and Play", Ivar Theater, Hollywood, CA.
1 Interview |
5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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[on Robert L. Lippert, to whom he was under contract] Bob Hope (I) wanted me for a part in The Lemon Drop Kid  at Paramount. I had Bob laughin' for nine weeks, talkin' and ad-libbing. Anyway, Paramount [paid Lippert] either $600 or $700 a week [for Melton's services], and Lippert was givin' me my $140 a week. Lippert just gave me my salary and took the rest. Then, come tax time, he was ...
Provided long-standing comic relief for Danny Thomas
on his classic TV show as Charlie Halper, owner of the Copa Club where Danny performed. Eventually Pat Carroll
was added to the cast playing Halper's wife Bunny. Frequently kidding with the press, he told reporters he got the part of Charlie because Sid was the only person Thomas could find that was homelier than he was.