Sidney Lumet

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Sidney Lumet
BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Director, producer, screenwriter, actor
EducationProfessional Children's School
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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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