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Sidney Lumet

American director, producer and screenwriter

Sidney Lumet is ...


Born 25 June 1924 in Philadelphia
Died 9 April 2011 in Manhattan
Age 86 years, 10 months
Cause lymphoma

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship United States of America
Manner of death natural causes
Father Baruch Lumet
Spouse Gloria Vanderbilt and Rita Gam
Occupation film director, screenwriter, film producer, writer, stage actor and film actor
Nominated for Academy Award for Best Director, Academy Award for Best Director, Academy Award for Best Director, Academy Award for Best Director and Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
Awards Golden Globe Award, Golden Bear, Nastro d'Argento, Blue Ribbon Award, Bodil Award for Best American Film, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Director, Kinema Junpo award, New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director, National Board of Review Award for Best Director, Nastro d'Argento and Kinema Junpo award

About Sidney Lumet

Sidney Lumet was a true Hollywood legend, known for his groundbreaking work as a director, producer, and screenwriter. Born in Philadelphia in 1924, Lumet began his career as a child actor before transitioning to directing in the 1950s.

Over the course of his career, Lumet directed over 50 films, including classics like 12 Angry Men, Serpico, and Network. He was known for his gritty, realistic style and his ability to bring out the best in his actors.

Lumet was also a prolific producer, working on films like The Verdict and Running on Empty. He was a master of the art of storytelling, and his films often tackled complex social and political issues.

Throughout his career, Lumet received numerous awards and accolades, including four Academy Award nominations for Best Director. He was also awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Academy in 2005.

Lumet passed away in 2011 at the age of 86, leaving behind a legacy that continues to inspire filmmakers today. His films remain timeless classics, and his influence on the industry is undeniable.


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About Death

Lumet died at the age of 86 on April 9, 2011, in his residence in Manhattan, from lymphoma. When asked in a 1997 interview about how he wanted to "go out," Lumet responded, "I don't think about it. I'm not religious. I do know that I don't want to take up any space. Burn me up and scatter my ashes over Katz's Delicatessen."

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