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Sidney Lumet

Film Director
Male
Born Jun 25, 1924
Hometown Philadelphia, Pen...
Died Apr 9, 2011
Death Place The City of New York
Nationality American
Other Names Sidney Arthur Lumet
Ethnicity Jewish

'Sidney Arthur Lumet was an American director, producer and screenwriter with over 50 films to his credit. He was nominated for the Academy Award as Best Director for 12 Angry Men, Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976) and The Verdict (1982). He did not win an individual Academy Award, but he did receive an Academy Honorary Award and 14 of his films were nominated for various Oscars, such as Network, which was nominated for 10, winning 4.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1924 Birth Born on June 25, 1924.

TEENAGE

1935 11 Years Old 1 More Event
As a child he also appeared in many Broadway plays, including 1935's Dead End and Kurt Weill's The Eternal Road.
1939 15 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1939 he made his only feature-length film appearance, at age 15, in One Third of a Nation.

TWENTIES

1949 25 Years Old Lumet was married four times; the first three marriages ended in divorce. He was married to actress Rita Gam from 1949–55; to socialite Gloria Vanderbilt from 1956–63; to Gail Jones (daughter of Lena Horne) from 1963–78, and to Mary Gimbel from 1980 until his death.
1950 26 Years Old Lumet began his career as a director with Off-Broadway productions and then evolved into a highly respected TV director. After working off-Broadway and in summer-stock, he began directing television in 1950, after working as an assistant to friend and then-director Yul Brynner. … Read More

THIRTIES

1959 35 Years Old He began adapting classic plays for both film and television. In 1959, he directed Marlon Brando, Joanne Woodward and Anna Magnani in the feature film The Fugitive Kind, based on the Tennessee Williams play Orpheus Descending.
1960 36 Years Old A controversial TV show he directed in 1960 gained him notoriety: The Sacco-Vanzetti Story on NBC. … Read More
1962 38 Years Old He later directed a live television version of Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh, which was followed by his 1962 film, A View from the Bridge, another psychological drama from a play written by Arthur Miller. This was followed by another Eugene O'Neill play turned to cinema, Long Day's Journey into Night, in 1962, with Katharine Hepburn gaining an Oscar nomination for her performance as a drug-addicted housewife; the four principal actors swept the acting awards at the 1962 Cannes Film Festival. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1990 66 Years Old He had two daughters by Jones: Amy, who was married to P. J. O'Rourke from 1990–1993, and actress/screenwriter Jenny, who had a leading role in his film Q & A. She also wrote the screenplay for the 2008 film Rachel Getting Married.
2005 81 Years Old He did not win an individual Academy Award, although he did receive an Academy Honorary Award in 2005 and 14 of his films were nominated for various Oscars, such as Network, which was nominated for 10, winning 4. … Read More
2006 82 Years Old Throughout a 2006 interview, he reiterated that "he is fascinated by the human cost involved in following passions and commitments, and the cost those passions and commitments inflict on others." … Read More
In a 2007 interview with New York magazine, he was asked, "Almost all of your films – from The Pawnbroker to your latest – have an intense level of that famous New York grit. … Read More
Lumet died at the age of 86 on April 9, 2011, in his residence in Manhattan, from lymphoma. … Read More
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