Bob Sidell has been one of Hollywood's top make-up artists for over 30 years and is a four-time Emmy Award nominee. Bob is a popular and articulate speaker who gives beauty lectures and seminars around the country on a regular basis. He is also very actively involved with a number of charitable organizations including fund-raising and donations for St. Judes Children's Hospital. In 1989 he was honored by St. Judes Research Center with the distinguished Founders Award. In addition, nearly 25 years ago, Mr. Sidell helped spearhead a hoax that lasted several months, spanned two continents, and resulted in the escape of six Americans trapped in Iran during the Embassy hostage situation that began on November 4, 1979.
Hollywood make-up artist Bob Sidell shared the story of his recruitment by the CIA in order to help rescue six Americans during the Iran hostage crisis in 1979. The six had managed to escape from the main group of hostages at the embassy but were hiding out in Tehran, unable to leave the country.