Sylvia Miles Poster


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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 9 September 1932New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameSylvia Reuben Lee
Height 5' 5½" (1.66 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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.

Spouse (3)

Ted Brown (4 September 1963 - 1970) (divorced)
Gerald Price (1952 - 1958) (divorced)
William Miles (1948 - 1950) (divorced)

Trivia (8)

Portrayed Sally Rogers in the Carl Reiner television pilot "Head of the Family" (1959), which eventually became the basis for The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961).
As a revue comedy performer, she made her first TV appearance on a Bob Hope NBC show in 1950.
Second husband Gerald Price was a NY stage actor and was instrumental in prompting Sylvia to take an avid interest in developing a stage career in the mid-50s.
Married for the first time at age 16.
Infamous for dumping a plate of pasta on the head of dyspeptic theater critic John Simon of New York magazine in The Ginger Man, a New York City restaurant, after he gave her a nasty, scathing review in a 1973 play.
Has one sister living in Las Vegas. Parents were divorced. Father Reuben Lee was a New York City furniture maker. Mother was Belle Fellman-Lee.
A fixture on NYC's party scene, she took over colleague Andy Warhol's mantle (after his death) of appearing at seemingly every movie or gallery opening in Manhattan.
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).

Personal Quotes (2)

People will come and go, but theatrical memorabilia will never let you down as long as you keep it in clear plastic.
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.

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