Sylvia Kauders was born on December 1, 1921, and died on May 5, 2016.
She was an American film, TV and theater actress.
Sylvia was known for a variety of roles before committing in her 60’s to a career in acting.
When she left college, she worked in radio and television.
Sylvia Kauders was a producer and moderated a tv show, “Under Billy Penn’s Hat.” She then accepted a job as special events director with the City of Philadelphia and worked with five different mayors, organizing events and hosting celebrities and dignitaries.
Following her public sector work, she started her own public relations firm, and for her “ Wednesday Is for Women” campaign, which brought visitors to City Hall.
Sylvia Kauders became the firsts woman inducted into the Philadelphia Public Relations Association Hall of Fame.
Sylvia Kauders decided to seriously pursue an acting career and establish herself in New York City, in 1977.
Sylvia Kauders Broadway debut took place in 1982 in Harvey Fierstein’s “Torch Song Trilogy. ” She played the role of Mrs. Beckoff.
With her role in Jewish Repertory Theater’s production of “Crossing Delancey,” she became known as an “entirely lovable Bubbie, a peppery lady whose charm is a mask for a determination to carry out her schemes, ” according to New York Times theater critic, Richard F Shepard.
Sylvia Kauders was credited for films include roles in “Witness (1985 film); American Splendor (film); “Analyze That” (2002); “Predator 2” (1990), “City Hall (film)” (1990) and Woody Allen tapped her for two of his films, “Crimes and Misdemeanors” (1989) and “Manhattan Murder Mystery” (1993).
Sylvia Kauders also appeared in “Inside Llewyn Davis” (2013) by Joel and Ethan Coen.
She appeared in dozens of dozens of television shows, including “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and nn the HBO series “The Sopranos.”
Sylvia Kauders did some commercials, playing “Meemaw” for Visa in a 2012 Super Bowl ad and an ad with New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning for Toyota.rous small but memorable roles on Broadway and in major motion pictures.
Sylvia Kauders passed away at 94 yrs old.