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Sylvia Miles Biography (1932-)
Born September 9, 1932, in New York, NY; married Gerald Price (an actor), 1952 (divorced, 1958); married Ted Brown (a radio and television performer), 1963 (divorced). Addresses: AGENT--Milton Goldman, International CreativeManagement, 40 W. 57th Street, New York, NY 10019.
- Birth Details
- September 9, 1932
- New York, New York, United States
- STAGE DEBUT--Lampito, Lysistrata, Dramatic Workshop, President Theatre, New York City.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Rosie, The Riot Act, Cort Theatre, 1963.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Arlene, A Stone for Danny Fisher, Downtown National Theatre, New York City, 1954.
- Ruthie, Wedding Breakfast, Capri Theatre, Long Island, NY, 1955.
- shoplifter, Detective Story, Great Neck Summer Theatre, Long Island, NY,1955.
- Margie, The Iceman Cometh, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1956.
- Lizzie Curry, The Rainmaker, Drury Lane Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1959.
- Ninotchka, Silk Stockings, Casa Manana Theatre, Fort Worth, TX, 1959.
- Rita Marlowe, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, Candlelight Theatre, Washington, DC, 1959.
- thief, The Balcony, Circle in the Square, 1960.
- Bessie, Man Around the House, Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, PA, 1961.
- Katrin, The Marriage-Go-Round, British Colonial Theatre, Nassau, Bahamas,then Coconut Grove Playhouse, Miami, FL, both 1961.
- Raisa, "The Witch" in A Chekhov Sketchbook, Gramercy Arts Theatre, New York City, 1962.
- Mrs. Boker, "Infancy," and the Nurse, "Pullman Car Hiawatha," in Plays for Bleecker Street, Olney Playhouse, Olney, MD, 1963.
- Mildred Turner, Oh Men! Oh, Women!, North Shore Playhouse, Beverly, MA, 1963.
- Stella Rizzo, Matty and the Moron and Madonna, Orpheum Theatre, New YorkCity, 1965.
- Monique, The Kitchen, 81st Street Theatre, New York City, 1966.
- title role, The Killing of Sister George, Santa Fe Theatre, Santa Fe, NM,1969.
- Sylvie, Rosebloom, East Side Playhouse, New York City, 1972.
- Martha, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Pittsburgh Playhouse, Pittsburgh, PA, 1972.
- title role, Nellie Toole and Co., Theatre Four, New York City, 1973.
- Maxine Faulk, The Night of the Iguana, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1976.
- Mrs. Wire, Vieux Carre, Nottingham Playhouse, Piccadilly Theatre, London,1978.
- It's Me, Sylvia! (one-woman show), Playhouse Theatre II, New York City, 1981.
- Lucille, "The Cemetery Club" in Winterfest Seven, Yale Repertory Theatre,New Haven, CT, 1986.
- Also appeared at the Taminent Playhouse, Taminent, PA, 1949; in Play Thaton Your Old Piano, Renata Theatre, New York City, 1965; in Luv and The Owl and the Pussycat, both Hampton Playhouse, Hampton, NY, 1967; in "This Bird ofLonging Singeth All Night Long," American Night Cry, Actors Studio, New YorkCity, 1974; and in Employment Agency and Before Breakfast, both Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester, U.K., 1978.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- June, Made in Heaven, U.S. cities, 1949.
- Windy Hill, The Glass Rooster, U.S. cities, 1964.
- Also Show Boat, U.S. cities, 1950.
- FILM DEBUT--Sadie, Murder, Inc., Twentieth Century-Fox, 1960.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Eileen, Parrish, Warner Brothers, 1961.
- Rose, Pie in the Sky (also known as Terror in the City and The Truant), Allied Artists, 1964.
- Silvia, Psychomania (also known as Violent Midnight), Victoria/Emerson, 1964.
- Cass, Midnight Cowboy, United Artists, 1969.
- script girl, The Last Movie (also known as Chinchero), Universal, 1971.
- Christine, Who Killed Mary What's 'er Name? (also known as Death of a Hooker), Cannon, 1971.
- Sally, Heat, Levitt-Pickman, 1972.
- Mrs. Jessie Florian, Farewell, My Lovely, AVCO-Embassy, 1975.
- Bella Knowles, 92 in the Shade, United Artists, 1975.
- Mike, The Great Scout and Cathouse Thursday, American International, 1976.
- Gerde, The Sentinel, Universal, 1977.
- Flo, Zero to Sixty (also known as Repo), First Artists, 1978.
- Madame Zena, The Funhouse, Universal, 1981.
- Myra Gardener, Evil under the Sun, Universal, 1982.
- Maggie, Critical Condition, Paramount, 1987.
- Sylvie Drimmer, Wall Street, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987.
- Red Fairy, Sleeping Beauty, Cannon, 1987.
- Hannah Mandelbaum, Crossing Delancey, Warner Brothers, 1988.
- congresswoman, Spike of Bensonhurst, FilmDallas, 1988.
- Also appeared in Shalimar, 1978; and Hammett, Warner Brothers, 1982.
- TELEVISION DEBUT--The Bob Hope Show, NBC, 1950.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; PILOTS
- Sally Rogers, "Head of the Family," Comedy Spot, CBS, 1960.
- As herself, "I Was Always Sylvia," 51st State, PBS, 1974.
- mother, The Equalizer, CBS, 1986.
- Allison Kennedy, Tattinger's, NBC, 1988.
- Also Car 54, Where Are You?, NBC; "Uncle Harry," Play of the Week, WNTA;Route 66, CBS; The Defenders, CBS; The Mask, ABC; Naked City, ABC; CBS Workshop, CBS; Love of Life, CBS; The Edge of Night,NBC; U.S. Steel Hour, CBS; Sergeant Bilko, CBS; Search for Tomorrow,CBS; The Tonight Show, NBC; All My Children, ABC; The Sid Caesar Show, ABC; The Mike Douglas Show, syndicated; The Merv Griffin Show,CBS; The David Frost Show, syndicated; The Bob Hope Show, NBC; The Steve Allen Show, NBC; Girl Talk.
- The Doctors.
- Sweet Susie, "Cindy Eller: A Modern Fairy Tale," ABC Afterschool Special,ABC, 1985.
- Book and lyrics, It's Me, Sylvia! (one-woman show), Playhouse Theatre II,New York City, 1981.