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Sidney Lumet

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Birthday
25, 1924
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Apr 9, 2011 (86)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
25, 1924
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Apr 9, 2011 (86)

About

Acclaimed director of the films Serpico (1973), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976) and 12 Angry Men (1957). He received four Academy Award nominations for Best Director across his career.

Before Fame

He studied theater at Columbia University.

Trivia

He was a founding member of New York's Actors Studio, and his career began in off-Broadway productions.

Family Life

He married four times: first to actress Rita Gam in 1949, then to socialite Gloria Vanderbilt on August 27, 1956, then to Gail Lumet Buckley on November 23, 1963, and finally to Mary Gimbel in 1980.

Associated With

He cast Sean Connery in five of his movies, including Family Business and Murder on the Orient Express.