Sylvia Miles, 'Midnight Cowboy' and 'Farewell My Lovely' Actress, Dies at 94
Award-winning actress Sylvia Miles, most famously known for her roles in "Midnight Cowboy" and "Farewell My Lovely," passed away at the age of 94.
As reported by TMZ, Sylvia Miles, allegedly died in the back of an ambulance on the way to a hospital. Her close friends Michael Musto and Geraldine Smith confirmed the news.
Her health had been declining in recent years and Miles had spent her final months in a nursing home in Manhattan.
RIP Sylvia Miles, at age 94 (maybe), one of the great characters of the NYC party scene and a two-time Oscar nominee (basically for two scenes). She know how to nail an opportunity!— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) June 12, 2019
"She was one of my first celebrity interviews. [...] She’d run up to directors at Studio 54 and say ‘Hire me!’ She was very proud of her two Oscar nominations."
RIP Sylvia Miles. I first met her at a pre-release screening of MIDNIGHT COWBOY at Lincoln Center, when I was 20. Decades later, at another screening, she told me, "you used to be cute.''— Trapped by Television (@LouLumenick) June 12, 2019
SYLVIA MILES' CAREER
Miles was nominated for an Academy Award for her portrayal of an aging Park Avenue "kept-woman" in "Midnight Cowboy" in 1969.
Six years later, Miles was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her part in "Farewell My Lovely" opposite Jack O'Halloran and Robert Mitchum.
Sylvia Miles R.I.P. “In case you didn't happen to notice it, ya big Texas longhorn bull, I'm one helluva gorgeous chick!” pic.twitter.com/sFMw1MHqck— Larry Karaszewski (@Karaszewski) June 12, 2019
SYLVIA MILES' PRIVATE LIFE
Miles tied the knot with her first husband, Wiliam Miles, in 1848, but the couple parted ways two years later. She walked down the aisle again in 1952 with Gerald Price.
From 1963 to 1973, Miles was married to radio DJ Ted Brown. The couple parted ways because Brown wanted children, and Miles did not.