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Sylvia Miles, 'Midnight Cowboy' and 'Farewell My Lovely' Actress, Dies at 94

Cheryl Kahla
Jun 12, 2019
08:12 P.M.
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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. 

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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. 

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Smith told Variety that Miles' "family was her New York friends," while Musto added that Miles was very charismatic and career driven. Musto said

"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."

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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. 

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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.  

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