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Sidney Lumet

Sidney LumetBorn: 25-Jun-1924
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Died: 9-Apr-2011
Location of death: Manhattan, NY
Cause of death: Cancer - Lymphoma

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Film Director

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Dog Day Afternoon

Military service: US Army (1942-46, Burma)

Sidney Lumet started in show business as a child actor on the stage, and earned cinematic success as the director of complex, often emotional films, including the courtroom classics 12 Angry Men with Henry Fonda and The Verdict with Paul Newman; the heist gone wrong Dog Day Afternoon with Al Pacino; the prophetic backstage satire Network with William Holden and Faye Dunaway; the clockwork comedy-mystery Deathtrap with Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve; and the police and political procedural Serpico, again starring Pacino. Lumet's less remembered but still outstanding films include the aging hippie adventure Running on Empty with River Phoenix, and his last film, the underrated family tragedy Before the Devil Knows You're Dead with Ethan Hawke and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Father: Baruch Lumet
Mother: Eugenia Wermus
Wife: Rita Gam (actress, m. 1949, div. 1954)
Wife: Gloria Vanderbilt (m. 27-Aug-1956, div. 1963)
Wife: Gail Jones (dau. of Lena Horne, m. 23-Nov-1963, div. 1978, two daughters)
Daughter: Amy
Daughter: Jenny Lumet (screenwriter)
Wife: Mary Gimbel (m. 1980)

    University: Columbia University (attended 1941-42)
    Obama for America
    Oscar (honorary) 2005
    Camp: Rising Sun

    Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (6-Sep-2007)
    Find Me Guilty (16-Feb-2006)
    Strip Search (27-Apr-2004)
    Gloria (22-Jan-1999)
    Critical Care (6-Oct-1997)
    Night Falls on Manhattan (19-Mar-1997)
    Guilty as Sin (4-Jun-1993)
    A Stranger Among Us (17-Jul-1992)
    Q & A (11-Jul-1990)
    Family Business (13-Dec-1989)
    Running on Empty (7-Sep-1988)
    The Morning After (25-Dec-1986)
    Power (9-May-1986)
    Garbo Talks (12-Oct-1984)
    Daniel (26-Aug-1983)
    The Verdict (8-Dec-1982)
    Deathtrap (19-Mar-1982)
    Prince of the City (19-Aug-1981)
    Just Tell Me What You Want (18-Jan-1980)
    The Wiz (24-Oct-1978)
    Equus (16-Oct-1977)
    Network (27-Nov-1976)
    Dog Day Afternoon (21-Sep-1975)
    Murder on the Orient Express (24-Nov-1974)
    Lovin' Molly (14-Apr-1974)
    Serpico (5-Dec-1973)
    The Offence (30-Mar-1973)
    Child's Play (12-Dec-1972)
    The Anderson Tapes (17-Jun-1971)
    King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (24-Mar-1970)
    Last of the Mobile Hot Shots (14-Jan-1970)
    The Appointment (May-1969)
    The Sea Gull (23-Dec-1968)
    Bye Bye Braverman (21-Feb-1968)
    The Deadly Affair (26-Jan-1967)
    The Group (4-Mar-1966)
    The Hill (2-Aug-1965)
    Fail Safe (7-Oct-1964)
    The Pawnbroker (Jun-1964)
    Long Day's Journey Into Night (9-Oct-1962)
    A View from the Bridge (19-Jan-1962)
    The Iceman Cometh (14-Nov-1960)
    The Fugitive Kind (1-Dec-1959)
    That Kind of Woman (Jun-1959)
    Stage Struck (22-Apr-1958)
    12 Angry Men (13-Apr-1957)

    I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (16-Jan-2009) · Himself
    The Manchurian Candidate (22-Jul-2004)
    A Decade Under the Influence (19-Jan-2003) · Himself
    Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones (3-Oct-1990) · Himself
    Wiz on Down the Road (1978) · Director
    One Third of a Nation (10-Feb-1939) · Joey Rogers

Author of books:
Making Movies (1996, non-fiction)

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