Sidney Lumet Dies At Age 86

Sidney Lumet

Director Sidney Lumet, who won four Oscar nominations for Best Director for films such as Dog Day Afternoon and Network, died Saturday of lymphoma at his home in Manhattan; he was 86.

His most recent and final film was Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead. His resume also includes The Verdict, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Fail-Safe and The Wiz.

Lumet was married four times, first to actress Rita Gam, second to socialite Gloria Vanderbilt, and third to Gail Jones, daughter of Lena Horne. He married Mary Gimbel, who survives him, in 1980 and had two daughters with Ms. Jones, Amy Lumet and screenwriter Jenny Lumet, who scripted the drama Rachel Getting Married.

If you are not familiar with the director, I suggest you watch Network and Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead.

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