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 TopicsBook-Based, Pre-Code Cinema, Supernatural
Top Collaborators (Director), (Director), (Producer), (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 .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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

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and Oskar Homolka star in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Sabotage”

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and Oskar Homolka star in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Sabotage” Sabotage (1936) is a British espionage thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring , Oskar Homolka, and John Loder. The film is loosely based on Joseph Conrad’s novel The Secret Age... Read full article


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The saddest eyes in Hollywood. I was introduced to in the 1980s, in television programs like Ryan?s Hope and Starsky and Hutch, and Do Not Fold, Spindle or Mutilate. It wasn?t until years later that I discovered her classic movies… and what a discovery! She was known, for a time,... Read full article


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By Dawn Sample on Jun 19, 2013 From Noir and Chick Flicks

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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


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Sylvia Sidney Quotes:

Margaret Wyndham Chase: [after hearing herself on radio] If you ever start to feel you've become important, just listen to your own voice.


Joan Graham: Anywhere's our home. On the road. Out there on a cold star. Anywhere's our home.


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


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Sylvia Sidney Facts
She was nominated for a 1973 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Guest Artist for her performance in the play, "Suddenly Last Summer," at the Ivanhoe Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.

One of her hobbies was needlepoint.

One child, Jacob Adler (died 1987).

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