Sylvain Sylvain Movies and Career Information
Feb 14, 1951
Sylvain Sylvain (born Sylvain Mizrahi, February 14, 1951) is an American rock guitarist, most notable for being a member of the New York Dolls. Sylvain was born in Cairo, Egypt to a Jewish family, with one brother and one sister, Leon and Brigitte. He was raised in New York City, United States where his family had moved after living on Lafayette Avenue in Buffalo, New York, while he was still a child. Prior to joining the New York Dolls, Sylvain ran a clothing company called "Truth and Soul" with Billy Murcia, which helped define his fashion sense and would play a role in the band's groundbreaking look. Before joining the New York Dolls in 1971, Sylvain was a member of the band Actress, which also featured Arthur Kane, Johnny Thunders and former fashion partner, Billy Murcia. He played rhythm guitar for the Dolls from 1971 until the group's final dissolution in 1977. Sylvain and singer David Johansen were the last remaining members at the time the group broke up. After the dissolution of the Dolls, he frequently played with Johansen on some of his solo records. He started his own band, The Criminals, with another ex-Doll, Tony Machine, and continued to play the New York club scene.
- Sylvain Sylvain Movies before 2012
- New York Doll 2005