Sylvia Miles (born September 9, 1932) is an American film, stage and television actress. Miles claims to have been born Sylvia Reuben Lee in New York City, one of two daughters of Belle (nee Fellman) and Reuben Lee, a furniture maker. She played the role of ''Sally'' in the pilot episode of what would become The Dick Van Dyke Show, which was later taken by Rose Marie for the series. She appeared in an episode of Naked City as a lovely barfly attempting to communicate with a psychotic Jack Warden. She may be best known for her role in Midnight Cowboy as a hooker on a busman's holiday, who invites Joe Buck (Jon Voight) up to her apartment for sex, seemingly unaware that he is also a prostitute. The role earned her an Oscar nomination in 1969 for Best Supporting Actress. She received a...'
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