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Sylvia Miles

Sylvia Miles was born on September 9, 1932 in New York City, New York, USA as Sylvia Reuben Lee. She is an actress, known for Midnight Cowboy (1969), All My Children (1970) and Heat (1972). She was previously married to Ted Brown, Gerald Price and William Miles. See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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 2013 Old Monster (Short)
 2002 One Life to Live (TV Series)
- Episode dated 26 December 2002 (2002) ... Stella
 2002 High Times Potluck
 2002 Sex and the City (TV Series)
- Anchors Away (2002) ... Joan
 1995 Denise Calls Up
Sharon, Gail's Aunt
 1988 Tattingers (TV Series)
- Two Men and a Baby (1988) ... Allison
 1988 Spike of Bensonhurst
 1987 Sleeping Beauty
Red Fairy
 1987 Critical Condition
Nurse Maggie Lesser
 1986 The Equalizer (TV Series)
- Out of the Past (1986) ... Mother
 1985 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Sweet Susie
- Cindy Eller: A Modern Fairy Tale (1985) ... Sweet Susie
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Mrs. Abraham 'Murial' Goldman
- The Home Invaders (1985) ... Mrs. Abraham 'Murial' Goldman
 1983 No Big Deal (TV Movie)
Principal Bellows
 1978 Shalimar
Countess Rasmussen
 1978 Zero to Sixty
Flo Ames
 1977 The Sentinel
Gerde Engstrom
 1975 92 in the Shade
 1972 Heat
Sally Todd
 1971 The Last Movie
Script Clerk
 1970 All My Children (TV Series)
Jackie Diamond (1982,84)
 1967 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
Mrs. Franklin
- To Catch a Hero (1967) ... Mrs. Franklin
 1964 Terror in the City
 1963 Violent Midnight
Silvia (as Silvia Miles)
 1963 Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series)
Hair stylist
- Toody & Muldoon Meet the Russians (1963) ... Hair stylist (uncredited)
 1961-1963 Naked City (TV Series)
Woman #1 / Girl In Bar / Ginger Barr
- The Face of the Enemy (1962) ... Girl In Bar
- Shoes for Vinnie Winford (1961) ... Ginger Barr
 1961 Route 66 (TV Series)
Red / Hope Lansing
- The Thin White Line (1961) ... Red
- The Mud Nest (1961) ... Hope Lansing
 1961 Parrish
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Miss Phipps
- Uncle Harry (1960) ... Miss Phipps
 1960 Murder, Inc.
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Stage: Appeared in Tennessee Williams' play "Vieux Carre," at the Piccadilly Theatre in London, England, with Karl Johnson, Di Trevis, Rich Kane, Betty Hardy, Jonathan Kent and directed by Keith Hack.

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Silvia Miles


5' 5½" (1.66 m)

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I don't have all the answers. My life's been a mystery to me and I don't have all my history yet. I'm not departing this planet until I get an Oscar. See more »


The shortest time on screen (about six minutes) to cull an Oscar nomination (Best Supporting Actress) belongs to Sylvia Miles for her role in "Midnight Cowboy" (1969). Six years later, she received a second and same Oscar nomination for an eight minute scene in "Farewell, My Lovely" (1975). See more »

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Performance length in Midnight Cowboy? hiiamreallybored
Was she born in 1923 or in 1932? AlexItaly86
She had a nice ass in Midnight Cowboy. lgforce
So she's not easy to get along with... jaykay-10
Sylvia on All My Children east215
So Scary in the Sentinel Robbo62
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