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Sylvia Syms

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Vocalist and jazz vocalist, Sylvia Syms was referred to as the “world’s greatest saloon vocalist” by Frank Sinatra. She sang from cabaret music to light jazz. Her state to fame is certainly her flexibility in singing, producing every song first in its design and sound. Sylvia Syms was created in NEW YORK. Her curiosity about music developed young, her first functionality getting before relatives and buddies. She started her professional performing profession in nightclubs where she fulfilled such performing legends as Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. Her profession quickly became popular and she released albums in the DRG label, the Bainbridge label and many other independent brands. She brought a fresh audio to jazz with such strikes as “Crazy Is the Blowing wind” and “Cuando Te Fuiste De Mi.” Apart from her jazz shows she’s released many pre-rock music and albums. In the Prestige label she released the albums Sylvia Is certainly! as well as for Once IN MY OWN Lifestyle. She was associated with Milt Hinton, Osie Johnson, Bucky Pizzarelli, Willie Rodriguez, Sam Bruno and Johnny “Hammond” Smith. On these albums she documented popular favorites in addition to fresh produces. The favorites included “IN THE EVENT THAT YOU Could Find Me Today,” “YOU DON’T NEED TO Say YOU LIKE Me,” “Vaya Con Dios,” “Last night” and “For Once IN MY OWN Lifestyle.” Sylvia Syms acquired a talented present for the reason that she had taken early rock music and produced them completely new as if these were becoming sung for the very first time. This ability produced her well-known within the music market. Alongside upbeat rock tunes, Sylvia Syms also documented a CD filled with love tunes. The album, entitled Sylvia Syms Sings/Tunes of Love, contains such well-known sentimentals as “Isn’t It Passionate,” “What’s the usage of Won’drin,” “We Simply Couldn’t State Goodbye” and “I WANT TO Like You.” Sylvia Syms, the nightclub vocalist shouldn’t be puzzled with the English film and tv celebrity, Sylvia Syms. Even though two both passed away in 1992, English celebrity Sylvia Syms was just 58 when she passed away, whereas Sylvia Syms the vocalist died at age 79 in NEW YORK. During her lengthy profession, Sylvia Syms documented a lot more than 15 albums in a number of different styles. Her musical contribution is definitely that of performing several different varieties of music with one tone of voice. Puzzled throughout her existence as also being truly a British celebrity, Sylvia Syms passed away with the acknowledgement to be a talented jazz vocalist on, may 10, 1992.

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Full Name Sylvia Syms
Died May 10, 1992, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Profession Actor
Education Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Nationality British
Spouse Alan Edney
Children Beatie Edney, Benjamin Edney
Parents Daisy Syms, Edwin Syms
Music Songs There's Something About an Old Love, My Shining Hour, Can't You Just See Yourself, I'm the Girl, Hands Across The Table, I Am Loved, I Want A Little Boy, Mountain Greenery, What's The Use Of Won'drin, Alone Too Long, A Woman's Intuition, Down In The Depths On The Nineteenth Floor, Honey in the Honeycomb, The Long Lonely Season, You Let Me Down, My Ship, I Don't Want to Cry Anymore, We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye, Don't Ever Leave Me, What Is There To Say, On Second Thought, A Medley, I Didn't Know About You, Pink Taffeta Sample Size 10, English Muffins and Irish Stew, The Night They Invented Champagne, When A Woman Loves A Man, Lilac Wine, Then I'll Be Tired of You, I'm So Happy I Could Cry, Down with Love, Early Autumn
Albums Syms by Sinatra, Sylvia Is!, For Once in My Life, In A Sentimental Mood, Songs By Sylvia Syms, Remember, Etta Jones & Sylvia Sims, Lovingly, Songs Of Love, Star of the Movies, Whoop Up, The Tender Trap, A Jazz Portrait of Johnny Mercer, Sylvia Syms Sings, Mountain Greenery, Songs of Love / Sylvia Syms Sings, Piano Panorama (Original Album plus Bonus Tracks 1951)
Nominations BAFTA Award for Best British Actress, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Movies Ice Cold in Alex, The Queen, What a Girl Wants, Woman in a Dressing Gown, Victim, Expresso Bongo, The World of Suzie Wong, The Tamarind Seed, No Trees in the Street, Ferry to Hong Kong, Conspiracy of Hearts, The Desperados, Amazons of Rome, The Big Job, Flame in the Streets, The Punch and Judy Man, My Teenage Daughter, Operation Crossbow, Is Anybody There?, Asylum, Bachelor of Hearts, No Time for Tears, The Moonraker, Run Wild, Run Free, The Quare Fellow, The World Ten Times Over, East of Sudan, Danger Route, A Chorus of Disapproval, Hostile Witness, The Birthday Present, Dirty Weekend, Booked Out, Thatcher: The Final Days, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead, There Goes the Bride, The House of Angelo, Bunny and the Bull, The Poseidon Adventure, Neville's Island, Staggered, Absolute Beginners, Shirley Valentine, Marple: Murder Is Easy, Child of Mine, It Happens Every Thursday, The Fiction-Makers, It's Your Move, A Cake for Mabel, The Long Lonely Walk, Intimate Contact
TV Shows At Home with the Braithwaites, The Jury, Peak Practice, The Glass Virgin, The Young Ones, Collision, Bat Out of Hell, The Poseidon Adventure, Talking Pictures, Original Sin


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#Fact
1 Is just 11 years older than Helen Mirren, who played her daughter in The Queen (2006).
2 London
3 In The Desperados (1969),she played the mother of Benjamin Edney, her real life son.
4 She was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2007 Queen Elizabeth Birthday Honors List for her services to drama.
5 Aunt of Nicholas Webb, she got him the job in The Punch and Judy Man (1963)
6 Head of jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1975
7 Was offered a cameo part in Doctor Who: The Curse Of Fenric.
8 Graduated from RADA.
9 Became a Member of the RADA Council.
10 Mother of actress Beatie Edney and Benjamin Edney.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Playhouse Presents 2014 TV Series Alice
A Cake for Mabel 2013 Short Aunt Bridget
Run for Your Wife 2012 Hip op woman
Booked Out 2012 Mrs. Nicholls
Rev. 2011 TV Series Joan
Case Histories 2011 TV Series Binky Rain
The Long Lonely Walk 2010 Short Mrs. Didcott
Bouquet of Barbed Wire 2010 TV Mini-Series Nellie Manson
EastEnders 2007-2010 TV Series Olive / Olive Woodhouse
Doctors 2004-2010 TV Series Niamh Tyler / Kay Knight / Dorothy Holland
Missing 2010 TV Series Mrs. Hall
Casualty 2007-2010 TV Series Mrs Bullock / Bunny Tyrill
Above Suspicion 2: The Red Dahlia 2010 TV Series Mrs. Hedges
Collision 2009 TV Mini-Series Joyce Thompson
Blue Murder 2009 TV Series Peggy Gaumont
Bunny and the Bull 2009 Hotelier
Agatha Christie's Marple 2008 TV Series Lavinia Pinkerton
Is Anybody There? 2008 Lilian
New Tricks 2008 TV Series Beatrice
Dalziel and Pascoe 2006 TV Series Maisie Barron
The Queen 2006 Queen Mother
Judge John Deed 2006 TV Series Rose Hussein
Child of Mine 2005 TV Movie Alice
The Poseidon Adventure 2005 TV Movie Belle Rosen
Family Affairs 2005 TV Series Ros Lawson
Born and Bred 2004 TV Series Elizabeth Grimshaw
Where the Heart Is 2003 TV Series Essie Crayford
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead 2003 Mrs. Bartz
At Home with the Braithwaites 2000-2003 TV Series Marion Riley
What a Girl Wants 2003 Princess Charlotte
Doctor Zhivago 2002 TV Mini-Series Madame Fleury
Holby City 2002 TV Series Margaret Larkin
Deep Down 2002 Short Vera
The Jury 2002 TV Mini-Series Elsie Beamish
Mavis and the Mermaid 2000 Short Gioga
Neville's Island 1998 TV Movie Mrs. Campness
Ruth Rendell Mysteries 1989-1998 TV Series Lilian Crown / Mrs. Thorn / Mrs. Whalby / ...
Heartbeat 1998 TV Series Peggy Tatton
The House of Angelo 1997 Alice Angelo
Food of Love 1997 Mrs Harvey-Brown
Original Sin 1997 TV Mini-Series Esme Carling
Kavanagh QC 1996 TV Series Claudia
Screen Two 1991-1996 TV Series Margaret Thatcher / Diana
Peak Practice 1993-1995 TV Series Isabel de Gines
Ghosts 1995 TV Series Mrs. Eversley
The Glass Virgin 1995 TV Mini-Series Lady Constance
Staggered 1994 Margaret
Dirty Weekend 1993 Mrs. Crosby
Mulberry 1993 TV Series Springtime
Natural Lies 1992 TV Series Harriet
Shining Through 1992 Linda's Mother
Thatcher: The Final Days 1991 TV Movie Margaret Thatcher
May to December 1990 TV Series Dollie
Doctor Who 1989 TV Series Mrs. Pritchard
Shirley Valentine 1989 Headmistress
A Chorus of Disapproval 1989 Rebecca Huntley-Pike
Rockliffe's Folly 1988 TV Series Adella Simcox
Mr. H Is Late 1988 TV Short Lady with poodle
Intimate Contact 1987 TV Series Annie Stanhope
Absolute Beginners 1986 Cynthia Eve
Time for Murder 1985 TV Series Vivien Scott-Forbes
Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced 1985 TV Mini-Series Mrs. Easterbrook
It's Your Move 1982 TV Short The wife
Nancy Astor 1982 TV Mini-Series Nanaire Langthorne
There Goes the Bride 1980 Ursula Westerby
Give Us Tomorrow 1978 Wendy Hammond
I'm Bob, He's Dickie 1977 TV Series
Jackanory Playhouse 1976 TV Series Queen Clarissa
Comedy Premiere 1975 TV Series Verity Martin
The Tamarind Seed 1974 Margaret Stephenson
All Star Comedy Carnival 1973 TV Movie Sylvia Gibbons
All Star Comedy Carnival 1972 TV Movie Contestant
Asylum 1972/I Ruth (segment: "Frozen Fear")
My Good Woman 1972 TV Series Sylvia Gibbons
The Adventurer 1972 TV Series Karen Ballard
Paul Temple 1971 TV Series Ann Molyneux
Boswell's Life of Johnson 1971 TV Movie Mrs Hester Thrale
Brian Rix Presents: Clutterbuck 1970 TV Movie Deborah Pomfret
ITV Playhouse 1969-1970 TV Series Frances / Carlotta Forcelli
Thirty-Minute Theatre 1970 TV Series Judy Marriott
Strange Report 1969 TV Series Carol Webber
Run Wild, Run Free 1969 Mrs. Ransome
The Desperados 1969 Laura (his wife)
The Saint 1964-1968 TV Series Amos Klein / Arlene / Jeannine Roger / ...
The Fiction-Makers 1968 Amos Klein
Hostile Witness 1968 Sheila Larkin
The Root of All Evil? 1968 TV Series Elizabeth Glover
Danger Route 1967 Barbara Canning
Half Hour Story 1967 TV Series Flora Halliwell-Holmes
Armchair Theatre 1964-1967 TV Series Mary Fleming / Kay McCone
Bat Out of Hell 1966 TV Series Diana Stewart
The Baron 1966 TV Series Cathy Dorne
The Big Job 1965 Myrtle Robbins
Operation Crossbow 1965 Constance Babington Smith
Secret Agent 1965 TV Series Paula Glover
The Human Jungle 1964 TV Series Margo
East of Sudan 1964 Miss Woodville
Love Story 1964 TV Series Julie
The World Ten Times Over 1963 Billa
Suspense 1963 TV Series Miranda Taylor
The Punch and Judy Man 1963 Delia Pinner
The Quare Fellow 1962 Kathleen
Victim 1961 Laura
Flame in the Streets 1961 Kathie Palmer
Amazons of Rome 1961 Clelia
The World of Suzie Wong 1960 Kay O'Neill
Conspiracy of Hearts 1960 Sister Mitya
Expresso Bongo 1959 Maisie King
After Hours 1959 TV Series
Ferry to Hong Kong 1959 Liz Ferrers
No Trees in the Street 1959 Hetty Martin
Bachelor of Hearts 1958 Ann Wainwright
Ice Cold in Alex 1958 Sister Murdoch / Sister Diana Murdoch
The Moonraker 1958 Anne Wyndham
The Birthday Present 1957 Jean Scott
No Time for Tears 1957 Nurse Margaret Collier
Woman in a Dressing Gown 1957 Georgie Harlow
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre 1955-1956 TV Series Judith Anderson / Janet Towne
Teenage Bad Girl 1956 Janet Carr
London Playhouse 1956 TV Series Maria
Life with the Lyons 1955 TV Series
The Romantic Young Lady 1955 TV Movie Rosaria
Terminus 1955 TV Series Sheila Bayton

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Countdown 1991 TV Series performer - 1 episode
A Chorus of Disapproval 1989 performer: "Fill Every Glass", "Youth's the Season" - uncredited
The Love Goddesses 1965 Documentary performer: "You Can Look at the Goods but Don't Touch" - uncredited
Expresso Bongo 1959 performer: "You Can Look at the Goods but Don't Touch" - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Small Talk 2010 Short thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wogan 1985-1989 TV Series Herself
American Masters 1986 TV Series documentary Herself, singer
Movie Memories 1984 TV Series Herself - Guest
Looks Familiar 1973-1982 TV Series Herself - Guest
Blankety Blank 1980 TV Series Herself
Tell Me Another 1979 TV Series Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1971-1978 TV Series Herself - Actress
Whose Baby? 1977 TV Series Herself - Panellist
The Sweepstakes Game 1976 TV Series Herself - Panellist
Those Wonderful TV Times 1976 TV Series Herself
The Elstree Story 1976 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Golden Shot 1975 TV Series Herself
The Movie Quiz 1973 TV Series Herself - Syms Team Captain
Saturday Variety 1972 TV Series Herself
Call My Bluff 1968-1970 TV Series Herself
The Joey Bishop Show 1968 TV Series Herself
The Tennis Elbow Foot Game 1968 TV Series Herself
Now and Then 1967 TV Series documentary short Herself
Girl Talk 1967 TV Series Herself
The Merv Griffin Show 1962-1965 TV Series Herself
The Celebrity Game 1964 TV Series Herself
Don't Say a Word 1964 TV Series Herself - Guest
It's a Square World 1962 TV Series Herself - Guest
Juke Box Jury 1962 TV Series Herself - Panellist
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1958-1962 TV Series Herself
Girl Talk 1962 TV Series Herself
Take Two 2016 TV Series documentary Herself - Actress
Talking Pictures 2013-2015 TV Series documentary Herself / Narrator
The Greatest Ever War Films 2014 TV Movie documentary Herself / Diana Murdoch
My Hero 2013 TV Series documentary Herself
The Many Faces of... 2013 TV Series documentary Herself / Queen Mother
Fifties British War Films: Days of Glory 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself (as Sylvia Syms OBE)
The Unforgettable Leslie Crowther 2012 TV Movie documentary Herself - Friend and Co-star
This Week 2011 TV Series Herself
The Many Faces of June Whitfield 2009 TV Movie documentary Herself (as Sylvia Syms OBE)
The Week We Went to War 2009 TV Series documentary Herself
Loose Women 2009 TV Series Herself
Movie Connections 2009 TV Series documentary Herself
Sex Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll: The 60s Revealed 2008 TV Series documentary Herself
British Film Forever 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
The Making of 'The Queen' 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself / Queen Mother
The Agatha Christie Code 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
Unknown Hancock 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
Singing from the Heart: The Story of Treorchy Male Choir 2005 Video documentary Herself
The 100 Greatest War Films 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
Hell's Kitchen 2004 TV Series Herself
Breakfast 2004 TV Series Herself
The Silver Screen: Ray Milland 2002 TV Movie Herself
The Heaven and Earth Show 2002 TV Series Herself
Arena 2001 TV Series documentary Herself
The 100 Greatest Films 2001 TV Movie documentary Herself
Legends 2000 TV Series documentary Herself - Interviewee
Masterchef 1997 TV Series Herself
This Is Your Life 1973-1995 TV Series documentary Herself
Hollywood U.K. 1993 TV Series documentary Herself - Contributor
The Trouble with the Fifties 1992 TV Movie documentary Herself - Guest
An Invitation to Remember 1991 TV Series Herself
Countdown 1988-1991 TV Series Herself / Herself - Dictionary Corner
That's Showbusiness 1989 TV Series
Elstree Britain's Hollywood 1989 TV Movie documentary Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Many Faces of... 2010 TV Series documentary Sylvia Gibbons
Light in Dark Places 2004 Video documentary short Mrs. Pritchard
Heroes of Comedy 1998-2002 TV Series documentary
Empire of the Censors 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Love Goddesses 1965 Documentary Herself
Six-Five Special 1957 TV Series Star Spotlight Subject

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1965 Television Award Ondas Awards International Television: Best Actress (Internacionales de televisión: Mejor actriz)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1975 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Supporting Actress The Tamarind Seed (1974)
1960 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best British Actress No Trees in the Street (1959)
1958 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best British Actress Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957)

TitleSalary
Shining Through (1992) £50,000 .00
Ice Cold in Alex (1958) £30 p.w.


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