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Sylvia Sidney

1910-08-09 New York City, New York, USA

Image of Sylvia Sidney


Sylvia Sidney (born Sophia Kosow, August 8, 1910 – July 1, 1999) was an American stage, screen and film actress whose career spanned over 70 years. She rose to prominence in dozens of leading roles in the 1930s. She later gained attention for her role as Juno, a case worker in the afterlife, in Tim Burton's film Beetlejuice, for which she won a Saturn Award as Best Supporting Actress. She also was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973).


Mars Attacks! Grandma Norris 1996-12-13
Used People Becky 1992-12-16
Andre's Mother Mrs. Downes 1990-03-07
Night of 100 Stars III Self 1990-05-21
Broadway's Dreamers: The Legacy of the Group Theatre Self 1989-06-26
Beetlejuice Juno 1988-03-30
Cary Grant: A Celebration of a Leading Man Self (archive footage) 1988-06-05
The Witching of Ben Wagner Grammy (Regina's Grandmother) 1987-12-31
Pals Fern Stobbs 1987-01-01
An Early Frost Beatrice McKenna 1985-05-01
Finnegan Begin Again Margaret 1985-02-24
Going Hollywood: The '30s (archive footage) 1984-01-01
The Brass Ring Grandmother 1983-01-01
Copkiller Margaret Smith 1983-03-15
Hammett Donaldina Cameron 1982-06-09
Having It All Marney 1982-10-13
Come Along with Me Mrs. Flanner 1982-02-16
Night of 100 Stars Self 1982-03-08
A Small Killing Sadie Ross 1981-11-24
The Gossip Columnist Alma Lewellyn 1980-03-21
The Shadow Box Felicity 1980-09-30
F.D.R.: The Last Year Cousin Polly 1980-05-15
Siege Lillian Gordon 1978-04-26
Damien: Omen II Aunt Marion 1978-06-09
Snowbeast Mrs. Carrie Rill 1977-04-28
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden Miss Coral 1977-07-14
Death at Love House Clara Josephs 1976-09-02
God Told Me To Elizabeth Mullin 1976-10-22
Raid on Entebbe Dora Bloch 1976-12-26
Winner Take All Anne Barclay 1975-03-03
The Secret Night Caller Kitty 1975-02-18
Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams Mrs. Pritchard - Rita's Mother 1973-10-21
Do Not Fold, Spindle, or Mutilate Elizabeth Gibson 1971-11-09
No Time at All Mrs. Kramer 1958-02-13
The Helen Morgan Story Lulu Morgan 1957-05-16
Behind the High Wall Hilda Carmichael 1956-07-01
Man on the Ledge Mrs. Cosick 1955-12-28
Violent Saturday Elsie Braden 1955-04-01
Les Miserables Fantine 1952-08-14
Screen Snapshots 1860: Howdy, Podner Sylvia Sidney 1949-07-20
Love from a Stranger Cecily Harrington 1947-11-15
Mr. Ace Margaret Wyndham Chase 1946-08-02
The Searching Wind Cassie Bowwman 1946-08-09
Blood on the Sun Iris Hilliard 1945-04-26
The Wagons Roll at Night Flo Lorraine 1941-04-25
Breakdowns of 1941 Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 1941-11-14
One Third of a Nation Mary Rogers 1939-02-10
You and Me Helen 1938-06-01
Dead End Drina Gordon 1937-08-27
You Only Live Once Joan Graham 1937-01-23
Sabotage Mrs. Verloc 1937-01-08
Fury Katherine Grant 1936-06-05
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine June Tolliver 1936-03-13
Accent on Youth Linda Brown 1935-08-23
Mary Burns, Fugitive Mary Burns 1935-11-15
Good Dame Lillie Taylor 1934-03-16
Thirty Day Princess Nancy Lane / Princess Catterina 1934-05-18
Behold My Wife! Tonita Storm Cloud 1934-12-06
Pick-up Mary Richards 1933-03-24
Jennie Gerhardt Jennie Gerhardt 1933-06-08
The Miracle Man Helen Smith aka Helen Vail 1932-04-01
Merrily We Go to Hell Joan Prentice 1932-06-10
Madame Butterfly Cho-Cho San 1932-12-30
Make Me a Star Sylvia Sidney (uncredited) 1932-07-01
The House That Shadows Built (archive footage) 1931-07-08
An American Tragedy Roberta 'Bert' Alden 1931-08-22
City Streets Nan Cooley 1931-04-18
Street Scene Rose Maurrant 1931-09-05
Confessions of a Co-Ed Patricia Harper 1931-07-11
Ladies of the Big House Kathleen Storm McNeil 1931-12-26
Five Minutes from the Station Carrie Adams 1930-09-30
Thru Different Eyes Valerie Briand 1929-04-13
Broadway Nights Performer 1927-05-15