Farewell to stage and screen actress Sylvia Sidney who died, June 1, of throat cancer at age 88.
According to obituaries from Associated Press and the New York Times, Sidney debuted on Broadway when she was 16 and later appeared in Gods of the Lightning (1928), Bad Girl (1930), To Quito And Back (1937), Gentle People (1939), Enter Laughing (1963) and Vieux Carre (1977).
The Times also noted that her roles on the touring, stock and regional circuit included Angel Street, Jane Eyre, Anne of the Thousand Days and The Little Foxes.
Sidney's best-known work, however, was in Hollywood, where she enjoyed roles in films as varied as "An American Tragedy," Fritz Lang's "Fury," Alfred Hitchcock's "Sabotage," and even "Mars Attacks." Her 1973 "comeback" role in "Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams," netted Sidney an Oscar nomination.
Born Sophia Kossow on Aug. 8, 1910, Sidney also played in such theatre related television movies as "Andre's Mother" and Michael Cristofer's "The Shadow Box." -- By David Lefkowitz