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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).

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Aug 9, 1910 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Broadway Nights 1927-05-15
Latest Project:
Movie Ben Wagner 2003-02-18
Known For
Poster of Mars Attacks!
Poster of The Brass Ring
Poster of Damien: Omen II
Poster of The Love Boat
Movie Ben Wagner Unknown 2003-02-18
Series Fantasy Island Unknown 1998-09-26
Movie Mars Attacks! Grandma Florence Norris 1996-12-12
Series Diagnosis: Murder Alice 1993-10-29
Movie Used People Becky 1992-12-16
Movie Beetlejuice Juno 1988-03-30
Movie The Witching of Ben Wagner Grammy (Regina's Grandmother) 1987-01-01
Movie Pals Fern Stobbs 1987-01-01
Series thirtysomething Unknown 1987-09-29
Movie Finnegan Begin Again Margaret 1985-02-24
Movie An Early Frost Beatrice McKenna 1985-05-01
Series The Equalizer Judge 1985-09-18
Movie The Brass Ring Grandmother 1983-01-01
Movie Copkiller Margaret Smith 1983-03-15
Movie Hammett Donaldina Cameron 1982-06-09
Movie Come Along with Me Mrs. Flanner 1982-02-16
Movie Having It All Marney 1982-10-13
Movie The Gossip Columnist Alma Lewellyn 1980-03-21
Movie F.D.R.: The Last Year Cousin Polly 1980-04-14
Movie The Shadow Box Felicity 1980-09-30
Series Magnum, P.I. Unknown 1980-12-11
Movie Siege Lillian Gordon 1978-04-26
Series WKRP in Cincinnati Mama Carlson 1978-09-18
Movie Damien: Omen II Aunt Marion 1978-06-09
Movie Snowbeast Mrs. Carrie Rill 1977-04-28
Series Eight Is Enough Unknown 1977-03-15
Movie I Never Promised You a Rose Garden Miss Coral 1977-07-14
Series The Love Boat Natalie Corson 1977-09-24
Movie Death at Love House Clara Josephs 1976-09-02
Movie Raid on Entebbe Dora Bloch 1976-12-26
Movie God Told Me To Elizabeth Mullin 1976-10-31
Movie Winner Take All Anne Barclay 1975-03-03
Movie The Secret Night Caller Kitty 1975-02-18
Series Starsky & Hutch Unknown 1975-09-10
Movie Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams Mrs. Pritchard - Rita's Mother 1973-10-21
Movie Do Not Fold, Spindle, or Mutilate Elizabeth Gibson 1971-11-09
Series The Defenders Adela Collins 1961-09-16
Series My Three Sons Unknown 1960-09-29
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Series The DuPont Show with June Allyson Unknown 1959-09-21
Series Naked City Unknown 1958-09-30
Movie Behind the High Wall Hilda Carmichael 1956-07-01
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Mrs. Sylvia Verloc (archive footage) (uncredited) 1955-10-02
Movie Violent Saturday Elsie Braden 1955-04-01
Series Playwrights '56 Unknown 1955-10-04
Series The 20th Century Fox Hour Unknown 1955-10-05
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Les Miserables Fantine 1952-08-14
Series Tales of Tomorrow Unknown 1951-08-03
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie Screen Snapshots 1860: Howdy, Podner Sylvia Sidney 1949-07-20
Series The Philco Television Playhouse Unknown 1948-10-03
Movie Love from a Stranger Cecily Harrington 1947-11-15
Movie Mr. Ace Margaret Wyndham Chase 1946-08-02
Movie The Searching Wind Cassie Bowwman 1946-08-09
Movie Blood on the Sun Iris Hilliard 1945-04-26
Movie The Wagons Roll at Night Flo Lorraine 1941-04-25
Movie Breakdowns of 1941 Herself (archive footage) (uncredited) 1941-11-14
Movie ...One Third of a Nation... Mary Rogers 1939-02-10
Movie You and Me Helen Dennis 1938-06-01
Movie Sabotage Mrs. Verloc 1937-01-08
Movie You Only Live Once Joan Graham 1937-01-23
Movie Dead End Drina Gordon 1937-08-27
Movie The Trail of the Lonesome Pine June Tolliver 1936-03-13
Movie Fury Katherine Grant 1936-06-05
Movie Mary Burns, Fugitive Mary Burns 1935-11-15
Movie Accent on Youth Linda Brown 1935-08-23
Movie Good Dame Lillie Taylor 1934-03-16
Movie Thirty Day Princess Nancy Lane / Princess Catterina 1934-05-18
Movie Behold My Wife! Tonita Storm Cloud 1934-12-06
Movie Pick Up Mary Richards 1933-03-24
Movie Jennie Gerhardt Jennie Gerhardt 1933-06-08
Movie The Miracle Man Helen Smith aka Helen Vail 1932-04-01
Movie Merrily We Go to Hell Joan Prentice 1932-06-10
Movie Make Me a Star Herself (uncredited) 1932-07-01
Movie Madame Butterfly Cho-Cho San 1932-12-30
Movie The House That Shadows Built (archive footage) 1931-07-08
Movie City Streets Nan Cooley 1931-04-18
Movie Confessions of a Co-Ed Patricia Harper 1931-07-11
Movie An American Tragedy Roberta 'Bert' Alden 1931-08-22
Movie Ladies of the Big House Kathleen Storm McNeil 1931-12-26
Movie Street Scene Rose Maurrant 1931-09-05
Movie Five Minutes from the Station Carrie Adams 1930-09-30
Movie Thru Different Eyes Valerie Briand 1929-04-13
Movie Broadway Nights Performer 1927-05-15