Sylvia Sidney (born Sophia Kosow) was an American stage, screen, and television actress. She rose to prominence in dramatic films of the 1930s.

Sylvia Sidney (born Sophia Kosow) was an American stage, screen, and television actress. She rose to prominence in dramatic films of the 1930s.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 84

Birthday 1910-08-08

Day of Death 1999-07-01

Place of Birth The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA

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Also Known As

  • Sylvia Sydney

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2003 Ben Wagner
1998 Fantasy Island (13 episodes)
1996 Mars Attacks! as Grandma Florence Norris
1993 Diagnosis: Murder (1 episode) as Alice
1992 Used People as Becky
1988 Beetlejuice as Juno
1987 thirtysomething (1 episode)
1987 The Witching of Ben Wagner as Grammy (Regina's Grandmother)
1987 Pals as Fern Stobbs
1985 The Equalizer (1 episode)
1985 An Early Frost as Beatrice McKenna
1985 Finnegan Begin Again as Margaret
1983 Copkiller as Margaret Smith
1983 The Brass Ring as Grandmother
1982 Having It All as Marney
1982 Hammett as Donaldina Cameron
1982 Come Along with Me as Mrs. Flanner
1980 Magnum, P.I. (1 episode)
1980 The Shadow Box as Felicity
1980 F.D.R.: The Last Year as Cousin Polly
1980 The Gossip Columnist as Alma Lewellyn
1978 WKRP in Cincinnati (1 episode) as Mama Carlson
1978 Damien: Omen II as Aunt Marion
1978 Siege as Lillian Gordon
1977 I Never Promised You a Rose Garden as Miss Coral
1977 Snowbeast as Mrs. Carrie Rill
1977 Eight Is Enough (1 episode)
1976 God Told Me To as Elizabeth Mullin
1976 Death at Love House as Clara Josephs
1976 Raid on Entebbe as Dora Bloch
1975 Starsky & Hutch (1 episode)
1975 Winner Take All as Anne Barclay
1975 The Secret Night Caller as Kitty
1973 Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams as Mrs. Pritchard - Rita's Mother
1971 Do Not Fold, Spindle, or Mutilate as Elizabeth Gibson
1961 The Defenders (32 episodes) as Adela Collins
1960 Route 66 (2 episodes)
1960 My Three Sons (1 episode)
1959 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (1 episode)
1958 Naked City (1 episode)
1956 Behind the High Wall as Hilda Carmichael
1955 The 20th Century Fox Hour (1 episode)
1955 Playwrights '56 (1 episode)
1955 Violent Saturday as Elsie Braden
1954 Climax! (2 episodes)
1953 General Electric Theater (1 episode)
1952 Les Miserables as Fantine
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1 episode)
1951 Tales of Tomorrow (1 episode)
1950 Lux Video Theatre (2 episodes)
1948 The Philco Television Playhouse (1 episode)
1947 Love from a Stranger as Cecily Harrington
1946 The Searching Wind as Cassie Bowwman
1946 Mr. Ace as Margaret Wyndham Chase
1945 Blood on the Sun as Iris Hilliard
1941 Breakdowns of 1941 as Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
1941 The Wagons Roll at Night as Flo Lorraine
1939 ...One Third of a Nation... as Mary Rogers
1938 You and Me as Helen Dennis
1937 Dead End as Drina
1937 You Only Live Once as Joan Graham
1936 Sabotage as Mrs. Sylvia Verloc (as Sylvia Sydney)
1936 Fury as Katherine Grant
1936 The Trail of the Lonesome Pine as June Tolliver
1935 Mary Burns, Fugitive as Mary Burns
1935 Accent on Youth as Linda Brown
1934 Behold My Wife! as Tonita Storm Cloud
1934 Thirty Day Princess as Nancy Lane / Princess Catterina
1934 Good Dame as Lillie Taylor
1933 Jennie Gerhardt as Jennie Gerhardt
1933 Pick Up as Mary Richards
1932 Madame Butterfly as Cho-Cho San
1932 Make Me a Star as Herself (uncredited)
1932 Merrily We Go to Hell as Joan Prentice
1932 The Miracle Man as Helen Smith aka Helen Vail
1931 Ladies of the Big House as Kathleen Storm McNeil
1931 Street Scene as Rose Maurrant
1931 An American Tragedy as Roberta 'Bert' Alden
1931 Confessions of a Co-Ed as Patricia Harper
1931 The House That Shadows Built as (archive footage)
1931 City Streets as Nan Cooley
1930 Five Minutes from the Station as Carrie Adams
1929 Thru Different Eyes as Valerie Briand
1927 Broadway Nights as Performer

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