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Sylvia Sidney

Sylvia Sidney, whose career spans some seven decades, worked with director Tim Burton previously in Beetlejuice. She established her screen persona as a Depression Era working- class heroine in such films as Dead End, Street Scene, An American Tragedy, Fury and Alfred Hitchcock's Sabotage. After retiring from movies in the mid- 1950s to focus on her stage work, she returned to the big screen in 1973's Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams, which earned her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. Since then, Sidney has appeared in such films as God Told Me To, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, Damien: Omen II, Hammett and Used People, and on television in such acclaimed telefilms as Finnegan Begins Again, An Early Frost, Shadow Box and Pals.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Sylvia Sidney Facts

Birth NameSophia Kosow
BirthdayAugust 8, 1910
BirthplaceBronx, New York, USA
Date of deathJuly 1, 1999 (age 88)
Height5' 4" (1m63)  How tall is Sylvia Sidney compared to you?
Awards1986 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Film (for An Early Frost)

Selected Filmography

Raid on Entebbe
Alfred Hitchcock Collection
Alfred Hitchcock: The Legend Begins
God Told Me To
I Never Promised You A Rose Garden
Cary Grant: Screen Legend Collection
Madame Butterfly
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