Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Sylvia Short Biography (1927-)
Born October 22, 1927, in Concord, MA; daughter of Seabury Tuttle (a sugar refiner) and Eleanor (Ballou) Short; married Fritz Weaver (an actor), February7, 1953 (divorced, 1979); children: Lydia, Tony. Career: Actress. Teacher and director, Juilliard School Drama Division; reader, Talking Books, American Foundation for the Blind. Member: Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Awards, Honors: Fulbright Fellowship to the Old Vic Theatre School, 1949-51; Barter Theatre Award, 1952. Addresses: Office: c/o Judy Schoen & Associates, 606 North Larchmont Ave., Suite 509, Los Angeles, CA90004.
- Birth Details
- October 22, 1927
- Concord, Massachusetts, United States
- Portia, The Merchant of Venice, Barter Theatre, Abingdon, VA, 1952
- Regan, King Lear, City Center, New York City, 1956
'84 Shorts, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 1984
- Mother Miriam Ruth, Agnes of God, Theatre Virginia, Richmond, VA,1985-86
The Importance of Being Earnest, GeVa Theatre, Rochester, NY, 1985-86
- Sarah, Quilters, Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo, NY, 1986-87
Whispers, The American Stage Company, Fairleigh-Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ, 1987-88
Starting Monday, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1988-89
- Also appeared as Martha Turner, Hide and Seek, Broadway; Mary, Dolly, and standby, A Life, Broadway; mother and Mrs. Prynne, Da,Broadway; Alicia, After You've Gone, New York City; Nina, StayWhere You Are, New York City; Martha, The Broken Pitcher, New YorkCity; Mother Miriam Ruth, Agnes of God, Theatre by the Sea, Portsmouth, NH; Lady Bracknell, The Importance of Being Earnest, Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN; Anna, the pig woman, What I Did Last Summer, Buffalo Studio Arena, Buffalo, NY; Gertrude, Hamlet, and Mistress Quickly,Henry IV, both American Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford, CT; and Lady Alice, A Man for All Seasons, Baltimore Center Stage, Baltimore, MD. Also appeared in Milk of Paradise, American Place Theatre, New York City; Just a Little Bit Less Than Normal, Manhattan Theatre Club, New YorkCity; Nasty Rumours and Final Remarks, New York Shakespeare Festival,Public Theatre, New York City; Says I, Says He Phoenix Theatre, New York City; The Smile of the Cardboard Man, Herbert Berghof Studio, NewYork City; The Golden Apple, New York City; The Passion of Gross, New York City; The Clandestine Marriage, New York City; Desire Caught by the Tail, New York City; and Chopin in Space, Ark Theatre.
- Head nurse, Endless Love, Universal, 1981
- Miss Lalor, Broken Vows, Brademan-Self Productions/Robert Halmi Productions, 1987
- Nun, Newsies(also known as Newsboys), Buena Vista, 1992
- Fergus Groupie, Ruby Cairo(also known as Deception and The Missing Link: Ruby Cairo), Miramax, 1993
- Doctor Travis, S.F.W., Gramercy Pictures, 1994
- Matron, The Birdcage(also known as Bird Cage,
Birds of aFeather, and La Cage aux Folles), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1996
- Mrs. Baily, Mad City,1997
- Old Woman, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Columbia, 1998
- Also appeared as a psychiatrist, The Firm.
- Rose, The Whereabouts of Jenny,1991
- Nice lady, Absolute Strangers,1991
Donato and Daughter(also known as Dead to Rights), 1993
- Dr. Millichope, Silent Cries(also known as Guests of the Emperor), 1993
- Appeared in "Man and Superman," Hallmark Hall of Fame.
- Alice, "The Outcast," Matlock,1992
- Thelma Beck, "Mustangs," Walker, Texas Ranger,1994
- Marjorie, "Everything Old Is New Again," ER,1995
- Mrs. Talbot, "Pilot," The Others,2000
- Appeared in episodes of All My Children, ABC; Another World, NBC; As the World Turns, CBS; The Nurses, CBS; One Life toLive, ABC; and The U.S. Steel Hour, ABC/CBS. Also appeared in The Doctors,
The Edge of Night, and Texas.
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