Sylvia Sidney in You Only Live Once

Sylvia Sidney (1910 - 1999)

Film DeathsEdit

  • An American Tragedy (1931) [Roberta 'Bert' Alden]: Accidentally drowned when the boat capsizes while she's out boating with Phillips Holmes (who had intended to kill her before the accident took the decision out of his hands). Sylvia was pregnant at the time of her death, consequently, her unborn child also died. (See also Shelley Winters in the 1951 remake A Place in the Sun.)
  • Madame Butterfly (1932) [Cho-Cho San]: Presumably commits suicide. (I haven't seen this version, but I'm vaguely familiar with the basic story.)
  • You Only Live Once (1937) [Joan Graham]: Shot in the back when a policeman fires on the getaway car, she dies in Henry Fonda's arms shortly afterwards as he carries her through the woods.
  • Les Miserables (1952) [Fantine]: Dies of tuberculosis, with Michael Rennie by her side.
  • Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973) [Mrs. Pritchett]: Dies of a heart attack while walking along the sidewalk with her daughter (Joanne Woodward).
  • Beetlejuice (1988) [Juno]: Plays a ghost who works in the afterlife's bureaucracy trying to help Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis adjust to being dead; her original cause of death isn't actually specified in the movie, but it's implied to be throat cancer (based on her chain-smoking and the gag in which her cigarette smoke comes out of her tracheotomy incision).

TV DeathsEdit

None known.

Noteworthy RelationsEdit

  • Ex-wife of Bennett Cerf


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