Fast Facts

  • Made her off-Broadway debut in a 1954 production of A Stone for Danny Fisher.
  • Dumped a plate of food on top of theater critic John Simon's head at a party in 1973 after he made snide remarks about her in his review of Nellie Toole and Co.
  • Earned her two Oscar nominations for a total of 14 minutes of screen time.
  • Wrote and starred in a one-woman show, It's Me, Sylvia!, which ran at New York's Playhouse Theatre in 1981.
  • Is a successful competitive chess player.

Awards

  • 1975, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1969, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee

Relationships

  • Belle Lee — Mother
  • William Miles — Ex-husband
  • Ted Brown — Ex-husband
  • Reuben Lee — Father
  • Gerald Price — Ex-husband

College

  • The Actors Studio, New York, New York, United States (1968)

Details

  • Birth Name: Sylvia Lee
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Birthday: September 9, 1932, Virgo
  • Profession: Actor
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