Regan, Sylvia (1908–2003)

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Regan, Sylvia (1908–2003)

American actress and playwright. Name variations: Sylvia Hoffman; Sylvia Ellstein. Born Sylvia Hoffenberg, April 15, 1908, in New York, NY; died Jan 8, 2003, in New York, NY; m. James J. Regan (lawyer, div.); m. Abraham Ellstein, 1940 (died 1963).

Began career as an actress under the name Sylvia Hoffman; wrote the 2-act hit, The Fifth Season (1953), a comedy about the dress trade; also wrote Morning Star (1940) and (with 2nd husband) the musical Great to be Alive! (1950).

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