Director Sidney Lumet Dead At 86


Legendary director Sidney Lumet has passed away at the age of 86.

Sidney Lumet died on Saturday morning at his home in New York after a long battle with lymphoma.

Lumet started his career as a child actor, appearing in many Broadway plays.

Sidney stopped pursuing acting to serve in the army during World War II.

After he returned, he began directing off-Broadway shows and later directed television shows in the 1950s.

Some of Lumet’s films include “12 Angry Men”, “Dog Day Afternoon”, “The Verdict”, and “Network”.

The director received the Lifetime Achievement Oscar award in 2005.   In his acceptance speech, Lumet said, “I guess I’d like to thank the movies.”

Sidney Lumet is survived by his fourth wife, Mary Gimbel, two daughters, nine grandchildren, and a great grandson.

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