Sid Tomack

Birth Name:
Sidney Tomack
Birth Date:
September 8, 1907
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York
Death Date:
November 12, 1962
Place of Death:
Desert Hospital, Palm Springs, California
Cause of Death:
Heart disease
Cemetery Name:
Desert Memorial Park
Claim to Fame:
Show Business
Sid Tomark was an American actor who appeared in over 50 mostly B-movies including A Wave, a WAC and a Marine, The Thrill of Brazil, Blind Spot, Blondie's Holiday, For the Love of Rusty, A Double Life, I Love Trouble, My Girl Tisa, Hollow Triumph, Homicide for Three, Force of Evil, Knock on Any Door, Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture, The Crime Doctor's Diary, Make Believe Ballroom, The Doctor and the Girl, Abandoned, Side Street, Love That Brute, The Fuller Brush Girl, Never Trust a Gambler, Joe Palooka in Triple Cross. And if you look closely you can spot him as the bartender in The Babe Ruth Story. In television he is best known as playing Chester A. Riley's friend and neighbor Jim Gillis in the first version of The Life of Riley (starring Jackie Gleason). He played Al, Irma Peterson's deadbeat boyfriend, in My Friend Irma. He also played Knobby Walsh, the fight manager of Joe Palooka, in the syndicated series, The Joe Palooka Story.

Fun Fact

Sid Tomack lived at 2153 N. Cerritos Avenue in Palm Springs, California at the time of his passing.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Desert Memorial Park

31-705 Da Vall Drive

Cathedral City, California, 92262


North America


Map of Desert Memorial Park, in Cathedral City, California
Map of Desert Memorial Park, in Cathedral City, California

Grave Location:

Section A-9, Plot 14

Grave Location Description

As you enter the cemetery park at the A-9 tree and follow the row between the tree and the sidewalk (closest to the sidewalk). Actor Sid Tomack is the 11th marker.

Grave Location GPS

33.817153, -116.4423266



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