Sylvia Miles Overview:

Actress, Sylvia Miles, was born Sylvia Reuben Lee on Sep 9, 1932 in New York City, NY. As of December 2023, Sylvia Miles was 91 years old.



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
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).

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.

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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