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Job Actress
Years active 1926-1998
Top Roles Helen Dennis, Nancy Lane / Princess Catterina, Drina, Mary Richards, Mrs. Sylvia Verloc
Top GenresDrama, Crime, Romance, Film Adaptation, Comedy, Film Noir
Top TopicsPre-Code Cinema, Book-Based, Supernatural
Top Collaborators (Producer), (Director), (Director), (Producer)
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Sylvia Sidney Overview:

Legendary actress, Sylvia Sidney, was born Sophia Kosow on Aug 8, 1910 in Bronx, NY. Sidney died at the age of 88 on Jul 1, 1999 in New York City, NY .



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

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1973Best Supporting ActressSummer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973)Mrs. PritchettNominated

She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Pawsome Pet Pictures: .

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Personal Quote: "What did Hitchcock teach me? To be a puppet and not try to be creative".... Read full article

Pre-Code: Merrily We Go to Hell (1932) with .

By Dawn Sample on Jun 8, 2013 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Merrily We Go to Hell(1932). Pre-Code. Cast: Fredric March, and Cary Grant. Directed by Dorothy Arzner. The film's title is an example of the titles that were common in the Pre-Code era. Many newspapers refused to publicize the film because of its racy title. A heavy drinking Chicago ... Read full article

Cary Grant, performed in 3 films with .

By Dawn Sample on May 27, 2013 From Noir and Chick Flicks

(August 8, 1910 – July 1, 1999), was a character actress of stage, screen and film, who became popular in the 1930's performing mostly in crime dramas. Sidney, became an actress at the age of fifteen and was a student of the Theater Guild's School for Acting. Their first performa... Read full article

Drew Barrymore " Looks Like" .

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Drew Barrymore (born February 22, 1975), actress, producer, and director. She is the granddaughter of actor John Barrymore. She first performed in an advertisement when she was eleven months old. Barrymore made her film debut in, Altered States (1980). Afterwards, she starred in her breakout role in... Read full article

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Sylvia Sidney Quotes:

Helen Dennis: The big shots aren't little crooks like you. They're politicians.

Katherine Grant: [to Joe] If those people die, Joe Wilson dies too; you know that, don't you? Wherever you go, whatever you do.

Iris Hilliard: Japanese women aren't allowed to think. It's against the law.

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Sylvia Sidney Facts
Sylvia's first marriage was to Random House publishing president Bennett Cerf, who later served as the avuncular panelist on the popular nighttime game show _"What's My Line?" (1950)(TVseries)_ of the 1950s and 1960s. Married on October 1, 1935, they separated three months later and divorced after just eight. Cerf later quipped, "One should never legalize a hot romance.".

Ex-wife of Luther Adler. She was at one time the sister-in-law of famed acting coach Stella Adler.

She played the tragic, non-singing Cio-Cio San in the film Madame Butterfly (1932) in 1932 which led to a brand of Japanese condoms being named the "Sylvia Sidneys.".

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