Sylvia Lewis

Sylvia Lewis
Sylvia Lewis, born in York, Pennsylvania, first performed as a young child in the last days of vaudeville in Baltimore, Maryland. She received her first classical training as a scholarship student at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, studying dance, voice and piano. Coming to Hollywood at the age of 12, she continued to study and secured parts in such films as Singin' in the Rain (1952) and Red Garters (1954) as a dancer, then in Drums of Tahiti (1954) as an actress. Later she added choreography to her list of credits, which began while she was a regular featured character on the TV series Where's Raymond? (1953), that starred Ray Bolger and ran for 60 episodes on ABC. She choreographed dozens of TV shows since then, including Who's the Boss? (1984) and Married with Children (1987). Guest appearances on shows like The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961), The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) and Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964), plus a healthy stage career on both coasts, earned her a reputation as a triple-threat performer. Her career in theater, nightclubs, films, and TV which spanned 50 years continued until the 1990s. She now lives in Thousand Oaks, California, with her husband of 30 years, attorney Philip Gunning. She has one daughter (Catherine) from her early marriage to director John Rich.
Name Sylvia Lewis
Also Known As
Birthday 1931-04-22
Gender Male
IMDB Sylvia Lewis profile on IMDB
Place of Birth York, PA
As: Female Tango Dancer
1952-04-10
Singin' in the Rain...
As: Mawai
1954-04-23
Drums of Tahiti...
As: Saloon Dancer (uncre
1952-07-14
Son of Paleface...
As: Ensemble Dancer (unc
1952-07-12
She's Working Her Wa...
As: Danseuse / Corps de
1952-12-19
Hans Christian Ander...
As: Miss Cartilage
1961-06-28
The Ladies Man...
As: Ensemble Dancer (unc
1954-02-09
Red Garters...
As: Karlotta Hammercher
1969-06-06
Hook, Line And Sinke...
As: Unknown
1962-09-26
The Beverly Hillbill...
As: Anita
1961-10-03
The Dick Van Dyke Sh...
As: Unknown
1953-10-08
Where's Raymond?...
As: Unknown
1960-10-03
The Andy Griffith Sh...
As: Unknown
1964-09-25
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C....
As: Unknown
1959-09-10
Johnny Staccato...
As: Unknown
1958-09-22
Peter Gunn...