Sylvia Miles Overview:

Actress, Sylvia Miles, was born Sylvia Reuben Lee on Sep 9, 1932 in New York City, NY. As of December 2020, Sylvia Miles was 88 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:

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.


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!


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Sylvia Miles Facts
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.

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.

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