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Sylvia Sidney

Sylvia Sidney's biography

Sylvia Sidney is 89 years old actor born at United States of America. She was born on Monday 8th of August 1910. She is often nicknamed as The Woman with the Heart-Shaped FaceThe Saddest Eyes in HollywoodSid. According to year of birth 1910 she belongs to Greatest Generation. Birthday on 8th of August means she is Leo. As sign in itself indicates “Lion” or “King”, hence people born under Leo sign are considered to be leaders in every aspects of life. They are royal in nature.She was married 2 times.

She is native english speaker. She is citizen of United States of America. She is an adherent of judaism. Her primary profession is to be actor. You can know her also as stage actor, television actor. She is recently known as film actor.

Sylvia Sidney's family

Sylvia Sidney's ex spouses

Luther Adler

Sylvia Sidney and Luther Adler have been together since 1938 for 8 years. He is known as stage actor. Her ex spouse was born on Monday 4th of May 1903 in New York City. Her ex spouse died on Saturday 8th of December 1984 in Kutztown. Luther Adler was 74 years old, when this happened.

Bennett Cerf

Sylvia Sidney and Bennett Cerf have been together since 1935 for a year. He is known as publisher. Her ex spouse was born on Wednesday 25th of May 1898 in Manhattan. Her ex spouse died on Friday 27th of August 1971 in Mount Kisco. Bennett Cerf was 61 years old, when this happened.

Sylvia Sidney's career

Her main focus is to be actor. You could see her also in An Early Frost.

How did Sylvia Sidney die

She died on on Thursday 1st of July 1999 when he was 89 years old. Sylvia Sidneys death was caused by throat cancer. It happend like natural causes.

Awards and competitions

Sylvia Sidney's Awards

  • Honored with a lifetime achivement award by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. [1990]
  • 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.
  • She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6245 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.

Sylvia Sidney's Nominations

  • She was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for work Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams in 1973

What Sylvia Sidney has done for a first time

  • She became the first star actress to be photographed in "outdoor Technicolor" when she starred in The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936).
  • Seeing herself as a screaming witness in her first film Thru Different Eyes (1929) made her scream in the audience and cancel her Fox contract.

Sylvia Sidney's quotes

  • I'd be the girl of the gangster... then the sister who was bringing up the gangster... then the mother of the gangster... and they always had me ironing somebody's shirt.
  • What did Hitchcock teach me? To be a puppet and not try to be creative.
  • Paramount paid me by the tear.
  • Prima donnas in anything are bad... Having a child was a great leveling agent. Those babies couldn't care less that their parents were famous.
  • What's the use of talking about a favorite role if you can't get it... The role you're doing ought to be your favorite. If you don't like a part it's probably because you've a feeling of inadequacy about it.
  • Hollywood! It's like an old chair - if it's useful, keep it; if not, give it to Goodwill.
  • [on realizing she could refuse unsuitable roles] When I realized I didn't have to, I became a bitch on wheels.
  • [on her unhappy experience working with William Wyler] (He) made me feel so inadequate. More than anybody else, I think, he was responsible for sending me back to the stage to try to regain my security as an actress.
  • [1974, on being Oscar-nominated for Best Supporting Actress alongside Linda Blair and eventual winner Tatum O'Neal] They'll never give me the damned Oscar. They'll give it to one of those rotten kids!
  • [on working with Josef von Sternberg on An American Tragedy (1931)] He didn't know about actors. He only knew about *film*. And for somebody like me at that time just from the theatre, I thought this man was an idiot. And I later found out he wasn't.
  • [on Alfred Hitchcock] I adored him... 'cause he thought I was an idiot... How can you go wrong with a director who thinks you're a fool?
  • [on acting, 1998] I don't do *anything* by instinct anymore. I wouldn't trust my instinct as far as I could throw me!
  • [on being questioned about the importance of the eyes when acting on film] Oh, honey, if the close up isn't on you, you can fuck around with your eyes for the rest of your life!
  • [on Fritz Lang] A very strange man, [but] a wonderful man. I just adored him.
  • [on Henry Fonda] With Fonda you didn't steal scenes. He was a wonderful actor.
  • [on being asked "who was the best kisser?" out of her male co-stars] The ones I slept with I never acted with.
  • If it's a 'role', it's Lady Macbeth. It's Juliet. The things I did were 'parts'. They were jobs.
  • I didn't say I *felt* I was paid by the tear. I said I was *paid* by the tear. It was not a feeling I had, it was a fact.

Sylvia Sidney's body shape

Lets describe how Sylvia Sidney looks. We will focus on her body shape. Body build is average.