Upper Darby, Philadelphia, Manhattan & The World mourns Sylvia Kauders Actress & Former PR Guru
Sunday ,May 15th at 7 pm & 1 am & Monday May 16th at 7 am & 1 pm on Channel 21 on Radnor Studio TV
Sylvia Kauder’s last interview was on Ciao Bella Living Italian Style. Filmed a week before she passed, she was full of zest for life and will very much be missed !! We had the honor of welcoming her to the set of Ciao Bella Living Italian Style for a wonderful 30 minute interview. Why was Sylvia on an “Italian” focused show? Knowing her for years, I was amazed at her roles in so many Italian films and with a recurring part on the Soprano’s. All after she retired, what retirement? Jewish or Italian relatives, many of us know the similarities, she played both exceptionally well. Special thanks to Sandee Bengel, Production Associate for her efforts to transport her, she had the experience of lifetime with Sylvia as her passenger. We will post the YouTube video with pride to a woman who kept reinventing herself all through life and never ‘retired’. Now, R.I.P.Sylvia Kauders
Radnor Studio 21, Public Access Station with limited access throughout Chester County, Delaware County and Montgomery County is available on Local Origination Channel 21 on Comcast & Verizon. The episode will appear shortly, archived on Radnor Studio 21 YouTube Channel where anyone around the world can view it shortly after airing on Radnor Studio 21.
On a Personal Note….
The first thing I did when I started ARTEMIS Productions in 1981 was join PPRA so I could be listed in a professional directory with those in a similar field and for once, be at the beginning of the alphabet listings.
The first person I meet who welcomed me to the club was Sylvia Kauders. Little did I know what power was packed in that under 5 foot frame. I was amazed with her as a late life actress, her pr credentials with her posse was unbelievable. She worked for 5 mayors let alone got every state governor in the country to attend a Philadelphia event with President Kennedy. Like Event Guru’s Frank Videon in Newtown Square and the infamous 69th Street Events where she grew up, Sylvia was Philadelphia’s PR guru, there was no one before her.
She started with humble beginnings in Upper Darby and has appeared all over the World ! THANK YOU Sylvia for welcoming me to the industry back in the 1980’s with PPRA Philadelphia Public Relations Association. When the Directory was released, those days in print, I rushed to the first page of the membership listings, only to realize the club listed the members by their last name first. I’ll always have the last name tag on the table. !
Ciao Bella Living Italian Style Facebook Page photo album of Sylvia visiting the set.
From CBS Philadelphia to the New York Times Here are some of the links highlighting her amazing career
Published By Frank Traynor http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2016/05/07/local-actress-sylvia-kauders-passes-away/
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia acting community lost a giant this weekend, even though she was barely five feet tall. Sylvia Kauders never took no for an answer. She had multiple careers, working for years in public relations at City Hall in Philadelphia, hosting a local TV show, ‘Under Billy Penn’s Hat.’ But then she decided to switch careers and turned to acting. Kauders got a lot of “no’s” but managed to turn those “no’s” into “yeses” as she started to land big and small roles, first on Broadway, then in films for directors like Woody Allen, and recently the Cohen Brothers fell in love with this little lady with a big attitude. This Upper Darby native stood maybe five feet tall but she packed a big punch that served her well as she served local actors and broadcasters as a board member for their local performers union. Kauders was a member of Philadelphia’s Broadcast Pioneers, served on committees for the Screen Actors Guild that pressured producers to write parts for seasoned citizens, especially women. Kauders wouldn’t want tears; applause maybe, but not tears. Kauders, dead at the age of…well, actually she never told her age. To her it wasn’t important. What was important was following your dreams despite your age. Let’s just leave it at that. She had a long and successful life and career.
Sylvia Kauders, Late-Blooming Actress Who Found Her Niche, Dies
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