American restaurateurDied when: 86 years 168 days (1037 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius
Sylvia Woods (February 2, 1926 – July 19, 2012) was an American restaurateur who founded the restaurant Sylvia's in Harlem on Lenox Avenue, New York City with her husband, Herbert Woods, in 1962.
The soul food eatery is a popular gathering place for Harlem residents and tourists not far from the Apollo Theater.
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