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Movie director Sidney Lumet: 1924 – 2011

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Photo: Warner Bros./Los Angeles Times -- Al Pacino and Penny Allen starred in "Dog Day Afternoon" (1975) directed by Sidney Lumet

Photo: Warner Bros./Los Angeles Times -- Al Pacino and Penny Allen starred in "Dog Day Afternoon" (1975) directed by Sidney Lumet

One of the most respected and prolific film directors, Sidney Lumet, died today at the age of 86. Lumet lost a battle with lymphoma. He passed away in New York where he made many of his 40 films.

Lumet’s credits include the classic “12 Angry Men” (1957), “The Pawnbroker” (1964), “Dog Day Afternoon” (1975), “Network” (1976), and “Verdict” (1986). The Los Angeles Times website has more on Lumet’s career and films here.

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