- Sidney Franklin (bullfighter)
Sidney Franklin (
11 July 1903– 6 April 1976) was the first American to become a successful bullfighter.
Born Sidney Frumkin in [Brooklyn, New York] , Franklin attended, but later dropped out of
Columbia University. After learning the art of the matadorin Mexico, he fought bulls in Spainand Latin America. He briefly featured in Ernest Hemingway's " Death in the Afternoon". Hemingway rated him very highly but it is generally thought to have overrated him. Fact|date=April 2007
Franklin appeared in a number of films in the USA and Mexico. Later he presented bullfights on American TV. He wrote an autobiography, "Bullfighter from Brooklyn". He died in
New York City.
*"Yanqui Matador', http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,817393,00.html
*"Sidney Franklin: Bullfighter from Flatbush" http://www.jewsinsports.org/Publication.asp?titleID=3¤t_page=375
*Franklin, Sidney (1952) Bullfighter From Brooklyn. New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc.
A. E. Hotchner, " Lillian Ross's career with "The New Yorker" was founded on the success of her profile of the bullfighter Sidney Franklin." -- "Papa Hemingway", A. E. Hotchner, 1955.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Sidney Franklin (Stierkämpfer) — Sidney Franklin im Jahr 1951, fotografiert von Carl van Vechten Sidney Franklin (* 11. Juli 1903 in New York City als Sidney Frumkin; † 26. April 1976 ebenda) war ein US amerikanischer Stierkämpfer, der Erfolge in Lateinamerika und Spanie … Deutsch Wikipedia
Sidney Franklin — may refer to:* Sidney Franklin (bullfighter) (1903 1976), American bullfighter * Sidney Franklin (director) (1893 1972), American film director and producer … Wikipedia
FRANKLIN, SIDNEY — (Frumkin; 1903–1976), U.S. bull fighter. Born in Brooklyn, New York, to Russian Jewish immigrants, Franklin was the fifth of nine children. He graduated from Commercial High School and then attended Columbia University, where he studied… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Franklin (Frumkin), Sidney — (b. 1903) US bullfighter. As a Jewish youth from Brooklyn, Franklin achieved fame in the unlikely role of a professional matador. Starting at the age of eighteen, as a pupil of the most famous bullfighter in Mexico, he went on to a successful… … Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament
Franklin, Sidney (Frumkin, Sidney) — (1903 76) American bullfighter. He grew up in Brooklyn and became the most famous bullfighter in Mexico. He was a friend of Ernst Hemingway … Dictionary of Jewish Biography
List of Jewish American sportspeople — This is a list of notable Jewish American sportspeople. For other famous Jewish Americans, see List of Jewish Americans; for sportspeople from other countries; see List of Jews in sport. Baseball Unless otherwise noted, all baseball players… … Wikipedia
Fulton, John — ▪ American bullfighter in full Fulton John Short born May 25, 1933, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. died Feb. 8, 1998, Sevilla, Spain American bullfighter and painter, who was one of only two Americans (the other was Sidney Franklin) to receive the… … Universalium
bullfighting — See bullfighter. * * * Spanish corrida de toros Spectacle, popular in Spain, Portugal, and Latin America, in which matadors ceremonially taunt, and usually kill, bulls in an arena. Spectacles with bulls were common in ancient Crete, Thessaly, and … Universalium
matador — /mat euh dawr /, n. 1. the principal bullfighter in a bullfight who passes the bull with a muleta and then, in many countries, kills it with a sword thrust; a torero. 2. one of the principal cards in skat and certain other games. 3. (cap.) a jet… … Universalium
April 6 — Events* 46 BC Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato in the battle of Thapsus. * 402 Stilicho stymies the Visigoths under Alaric in the Battle of Pollentia. *1320 The Scots reaffirm their independence by signing… … Wikipedia