Sylvia Sidney

Sylvia Sidney
1910 - 1999

Sylvia Sidney  American Actress


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Sylvia Sidney was previously married to Carlton Alsop (1947 - 1951), Luther Adler (1938 - 1947) and Bennett Cerf (1935 - 1936).

Sylvia Sidney was in a relationship with B.P. Schulberg.


American Actress Sylvia Sidney was born Sophia Kosow on 8th August, 1910 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA and passed away on 1st Jul 1999 New York City, New York USA aged 88. She is most remembered for Fury (1936). Her zodiac sign is Leo.

Sylvia Sidney was in an on-screen matchup with James Cagney in Blood on the Sun (1945).

Sylvia Sidney is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American television actors and California Democrats.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating1 - - -
Married3 9 years 5 years, 1 month 2 years, 3 months
Total4 9 years 3 years, 9 months 2 years, 3 months


First Name Sylvia
Last Name Sidney
Maiden Name Kosow
Full Name at Birth Sophia Kosow
Alternative Name Sid, The Woman with the Heart-Shaped Face, Sylvia Sydney, Sophia Kosow, The Saddest Eyes in Hollywood
Age 88 (age at death) years
Birthday 8th August, 1910
Birthplace The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
Died 1st July, 1999
Place of Death New York City, New York USA
Cause of Death Throat Cancer
Buried Cremated
Height 5' 2½" (159 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Light
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Leo
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Washington Irving High School
Occupation Text Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Fury (1936)
Year(s) Active 1926–1998, 1925–1998
Official Websites
Father Sigmund Sidney (step father)
Friend Phyllis Kennedy, Stella Adler

Sylvia Sidney (born Sophia Kosow, August 8, 1910 – July 1, 1999) was an American stage, screen, and film actress whose career spanned over 70 years. She rose to prominence in dozens of leading roles in the 1930s. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams in 1973. She later gained attention for her role as Juno, a case worker in the afterlife, in Tim Burton's 1988 film Beetlejuice, for which she won a Saturn Award as Best Supporting Actress.

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Sylvia Sidney88 LeoActress
Carlton Alsop-
Luther Adler81 TaurusActor
Bennett Cerf73 GeminiPersonality
B.P. Schulberg65 CapricornBusiness


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
JacobMaleLuther Adler
JodyFemale22nd October, 193982 years oldLuther Adler


Fantasy Island1998CliaTV Show
Mars Attacks!1996Grandma Florence NorrisMovie
Diagnosis Murder1993AliceTV Show
Used People1992BeckyMovie
The Man in the Family1991Mrs. PanettaTV Show
The Witching of Ben Wagner1990Grammy (Regina's Grandmother)TV Movie
Equal Justice1990Mrs. RoganTV Show
Dear John1988Mrs. LumenskiTV Show
thirtysomething1987Rose WaldmanTV Show
Pals1987Fern StobbsTV Movie
Morningstar/Eveningstar1986Binnie BaylorTV Show
An Early Frost1985Beatrice McKennaTV Movie
Finnegan Begin Again1985Margaret FinneganTV Movie
The Equalizer1985JudgeTV Show
Domestic Life1984Mrs. MoskewiczTV Show
Order of Death1983Margaret SmithMovie
The Brass Ring1983GrandmotherTV Movie
Whiz Kids1983DollyTV Show
Ryan's Four1983TV Show
Hammett1982Donaldina CameronMovie
Having It All1982MarneyTV Movie
A Small Killing1981Sadie RossTV Movie
F.D.R.: The Last Year1980Cousin PollyTV Movie
The Shadow Box1980FelicityTV Movie
American Playhouse1980Mrs. Downs - Andre's Grandmother, Mrs. FlannerTV Show
Magnum, P.I.1980Elizabeth BarrettTV Show
The Gossip Columnist1980Alma LewellynTV Movie
California Fever1979MotherTV Show
Supertrain1979AgathaTV Show
Trapper John, M.D.1979Mildred ProsserTV Show
That's Life1979Movie
Damien: Omen II1978Aunt MarionMovie
Siege1978Lillian GordonTV Movie
Kaz1978TV Show
WKRP in Cincinnati1978Lillian CarlsonTV Show
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden1977Miss CoralMovie
Snowbeast1977Carrie RillTV Movie
Eight Is Enough1977TV Show
The Love Boat1977Natalie CorsonTV Show
Westside Medical1977TV Show
God Told Me To1976Elizabeth MullinMovie
Raid on Entebbe1976Dora BlochTV Movie
Death at Love House1976Clara JosephsTV Movie
Ryan's Hope1975Sister Mary JoelTV Show
Starsky and Hutch1975Olga GrossmanTV Show
The Secret Night Caller1975KittyTV Movie
Winner Take All1975Anne BarclayTV Movie
Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams1973Rita's MotherMovie
Do Not Fold, Spindle or Mutilate1971Elizabeth GibsonTV Movie
The Doctors1963Fading ActressTV Show
The Doctors and the Nurses1962Mrs. SandsTV Show
The Eleventh Hour1962Mrs. ArnoldTV Show
The Defenders1961Adela CollinsTV Show
My Three Sons1960Miss HoukTV Show
Route 661960Hannah Ellis, Lonnie TaylorTV Show
The DuPont Show with June Allyson1959Beulah RidgesTV Show
Naked City1958Florence NundaTV Show
Playhouse 901956Lulu Morgan, Mrs. Golden, Mrs. KramerTV Show
Behind the High Wall1956Hilda CarmichaelMovie
Violent Saturday1955Elsie BradenMovie
Matinee Theatre1955TV Show
The 20th Century-Fox Hour1955Mrs. CosickTV Show
Playwrights '561955SophieTV Show
Star Stage1955TV Show
Celebrity Playhouse1955Meg FraserTV Show
Climax!1954Louella WheedronTV Show
G.E. True Theater1953Gloria RomaTV Show
Ponds Theater1953TV Show
Les Miserables1952FantineMovie
The Ford Television Theatre1952Laura BlakeTV Show
Broadway Television Theatre1952Elizabeth, Judith Traherne, Mary HerriesTV Show
Joseph Schildkraut Presents1952TV Show
Schlitz Playhouse1951TV Show
Tales of Tomorrow1951NatalieTV Show
Lux Video Theatre1950Joyce, Laura BarrieTV Show
Cameo Theatre1950TV Show
Screen Snapshots 1860: Howdy, Podner1949Sylvia SidneyShort Film
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse1948TV Show
Love from a Stranger1947Cecily HarringtonMovie
Kraft Theatre1947TV Show
Mr. Ace1946Margaret Wyndham ChaseMovie
The Searching Wind1946Cassie BowmanMovie
Blood on the Sun1945Iris HilliardMovie
The Wagons Roll at Night1941Flo LorraineMovie
...One Third of a Nation...1939Mary Rogers (as Sylvia Sydney)Movie
You and Me1938Helen RobertsMovie
Dead End1937DrinaMovie
You Only Live Once1937Joan GrahamMovie
Fury1936Katherine GrantMovie
Sabotage1936Mrs. Verloc (as Sylvia Sydney)Movie
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine1936June TolliverMovie
Accent on Youth1935Linda BrownMovie
Mary Burns, Fugitive1935Mary BurnsMovie
Thirty Day Princess1934Nancy Lane, Princess CatterinaMovie
Behold My Wife1934Tonita Storm CloudMovie
Good Dame1934Lillie TaylorMovie
Jennie Gerhardt1933Jennie GerhardtMovie
Pick-up1933Mary RichardsMovie
Madame Butterfly1932Cho-Cho SanMovie
Make Me a Star1932Sylvia Sidney (uncredited)Movie
Merrily We Go to Hell1932Joan PrenticeMovie
The Miracle Man1932Helen Smith aka Helen VailMovie
An American Tragedy1931Roberta AldenMovie
City Streets1931Nan CooleyMovie
Street Scene1931Rose MaurrantMovie
Confessions of a Co-Ed1931Patricia HarperMovie
Ladies of the Big House1931Kathleen Storm McNeilMovie
Five Minutes from the Station1930Carrie AdamsShort Film
Thru Different Eyes1929Valerie BriandMovie
Broadway Nights1927PerfomerMovie
The Sorrows of Satan1926Bridesmaid (uncredited)Movie
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Posted commentsView all comments (4)

wjerryzwjerryzAug 7, 2020

Really a cute and attractive stsr

Edgar KosowSep 3, 2014

The father of Sylvia Sidney was Victor Kosow. He also was my father !!!!

alvis64alvis64Oct 13, 2012

she had great soulful eyes! love her pre-code paramount stuff...

HeroinHeartHeroinHeartJan 9, 2011

She`s amazing and good actress

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