Friday, February 5, 2010

Girl Friday - 02/05/2010 - Sylvia Sidney

This week's Girl Friday is an actress whose career longevity you may not fully appreciate. You may not recognize her name, but I can almost guarantee you've seen her in something she's been in over the course of a 70 year career.

Sylvia Sidney


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Sylvia Sidney was born Sophia Kosow, in the Bronx way back in 1910. She made her first big screen appearance around 1929, during the early age of full length "Talkies". She worked pretty steadily from that point until her death in 1999.


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She appeared in major motion pictures along side such icons of film as Henry Fonda and Carey Grant.


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She also did a ton of work on TV shows during the 70's and 80's - appearing in guest roles on shows like Magnum PI, Starsky & Hutch, Eight is Enough, Love Boat and many others. You probably don't realize that Ms. Sidney was one of the actresses that portrayed "Mama Carlson" on WKRP in Cinncinati. She also played "Juno", the chain smoking civil servant in Tim Burton's Beetlejuice.


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3 comments:

Yabusame said...

Beautiful.

Bitmap said...

Sometimes you make it hard to concentrate on work.

This blog delivers every Friday!!

The Hermit said...

Jeez. Back then women knew how to look feminine and desirable. Now so many of them look like ten dollar whores a la Britney Spears.