Sylvia Miles

Sylvia Miles

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.

As a revue comedy performer, she made her first TV appearance on a Bob Hope NBC show in 1950.

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.

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.

Married for the first time at age 16.

Measurements: 38C-24-35 (in her own words), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)

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).

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.

Was once married to former New York City radio personality Ted Brown.