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Wrote two books on needlepoint, which were published in the 1970s

Turned down the 'casbah girl' lead in Algiers (1938) opposite 'Charles Boyer'. Hedy Lamarr went on to fame in the role. (imdb.com)

An antique farmhouse in Roxbury, Connecticut was Miss Sidney's home for decades, before moving to suburban Danbury, Connecticut the last several years of her life. (imdb.com)

Wrote two books on needlepoint, which were published in the 1970s. (imdb.com)

Sylvia's first marriage was to Random House publishing president Bennett Cerf, who later served as the avuncular panelist on the popular nighttime game show "What's My Line?" of the 1950s and 1960s. Married on October 1, 1935, they separated three months later and divorced after just eight. Cerf later quipped, "One should never legalize a hot romance." (imdb.com)

Daughter Jody, with actor Luther Adler was born October 22, 1939. Although Sylvia and Luther divorced in 1946, they remained friends and frequently turned to each other for professional advice, even appearing together in later stage productions. (imdb.com)

One of her hobbies was needlepoint. (imdb.com)

She became the first star actress to be photographed in 'outdoor technicolor' when she starred in The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936) in 1936. (imdb.com)

She played the tragic, non-singing Cio-Cio San in the film "Madame Butterfly" in 1932 which led to a brand of Japanese condoms being named the "Sylvia Sidneys." (imdb.com)

Honored with a lifetime achivement award by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. [1990] (imdb.com)

One child, Jacob Adler (died 1987). (imdb.com)

Miss Sidney was easily identified wherever she drove by her personalized Connecticut license plate which read "SYLIE". (imdb.com)


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