Full name Sydney Leslie Deane
Born March 1, 1866, Sydney, New South Wales
Died March 20, 1934, New York, United States of America (aged 68 years 19 days)
Major teams New South Wales
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|First-class span||1889/90 - 1889/90|
According to feedback posted on Cricinfo in January 2008, Deane was:
"The very first cricketer/film actor. Sydney Deane kept wicket in two first-class matches for New South Wales in 1889-90, and should have made the 1890 Australian team to England (the non-keeping Tasmanian, Ken Burn was famously and accidentally chosen instead). Deane, who also played rugby for New South Wales, then pursued a career as a singer and actor in comic opera. That took him to New York, where he worked in musicals on Broadway. In 1914, he turned up in Hollywood, where he appeared in at least 43 films, many acting with Lon Chaney and many directed by Cecil B. de Mille. His last (known) film was D. W. Griffith's classic, America, made in 1924. Deane kept playing cricket in both New York and California.
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