Sidney Lumet

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Sidney Lumet
BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Director, producer, screenwriter, actor
EducationProfessional Children's School

Lumet, Sidney


Born June 25, 1924, in Philadelphia. American motion-picture director.

Lumet performed as a child in radio and on the stage in New York. He studied at Columbia University. He was one of the most famous American television directors in the mid-1950’s. In 1957 he wrote a screenplay based on the teleplay of R. Rose’s Twelve Angry Men, a major achievement of the progressive movement in American cinema. His other well-known films include The Pawnbroker (1964), The Hill (1965, produced in Great Britain), Fail-Safe (1965), The Group (1967), Bye-bye, Braverman (1968), and A. P. Chekhov’s The Seagull (1969).

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