Sylvia Miles, who was nominated for an Oscar after a six-minute appearance on screen, has died aged 94.
Actress Sylvia Miles, who was Oscar-nominated for “Midnight Cowboy” and “Farewell, My Lovely,” died Wednesday at her home in New York.
On the way to a hospital after complaining to a home health care worker that she was not feeling well, her friend, fashion-industry publicist Mauricio Padilha revealed.
Sylvia was not widely known until her six minutes on screen in 1969 movie Midnight Cowboy. Sylvia’s brief, scene-stealing appearance in Midnight Cowboy earned her an Academy Award nomination.
Miles’ first major role came in the 1969 film “Midnight Cowboy” alongside Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman.She managed to get a little longer screen time in 1975’s Farewell, My Lovely, which starred Robert Mitchum as detective Philip Marlowe.
She spent her whole life in Manhattan, marrying and divorcing three times but having no children.
Sylvia also appeared in guest roles on Miami Vice and Sex In The City.