, a scene-stealing, two-time Oscar nominee for supporting roles in the Best Picture winner “Midnight Cowboy
” and “Farewell, My Lovely
,” died on Wednesday. She was 94.
Her friend of 25 years, publicist Mauricio Padilha, confirmed her passing to TheWrap
, saying Miles died Wednesday while in an ambulance to the hospital on her way from her Manhattan home due to “complications of age.” Padilha described her as “wonderful” and lived “surrounded by everything she loved.”
Miles made a name for herself in “Midnight Cowboy
” as a sharp-tongued New York prostitute who manages to hustle Jon Voight
’s character as he’s trying to make his own living as an aspiring prostitute and con man. In the brief scene, only about six minutes of screen time in all, she goes from pleasantries to explosive, sobbing histrionics in seconds.
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She managed a second Oscar nomination