Sylvia Miles Overview:

Actress, Sylvia Miles, was born Sylvia Reuben Lee on Sep 9, 1932 in New York City, NY. As of December 2021, Sylvia Miles was 89 years old.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Miles was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1969Best Supporting ActressMidnight Cowboy (1969)CassNominated
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Sylvia Miles Quotes:

Cass: You were gonna ask me for money? Who the hell do you think you're dealing with, some old slut on 42nd Street? In case you didn't happen to notice it, ya big Texas longhorn bull, I'm one helluva gorgeous chick!


Joe Buck: I'm brand, spankin' new in this here town and I was hopin' to get a look at the Statue of Liberty.
Cass: It's up in Central Park, taking a leak. If you hurry, you can catch the supper show.


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Sylvia Miles Facts
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.

Married for the first time at age 16.

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