RIP – Sidney Pollack

Via the BBC ,

“US film director and producer Sydney Pollack has died of cancer, aged 73.

He won producing and directing Oscars for the epic romance Out of Africa, starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep, in 1985.

He also directed Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie, and The Way We Were, in which Redford partnered Barbra Streisand.

He died on Monday, surrounded by family members, at his home in Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles. He had been diagnosed with cancer 10 months ago.

While best remembered as a director, Sydney Pollack started out as an actor, and continued performing throughout his career, appearing in his last film, Michael Clayton, in 2007.”

Who does not remember Out of Africa.

UPDATE (from Pamela): The NY Times has more and a slide show with some great pics of Pollack.

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2 Responses to RIP – Sidney Pollack

  1. Frenchdoc

    Thanks for posting this. I added a couple of links in an update…

    A great loss to the movie industry and Hollywood. Very sad news.

  2. Diane says:

    I was shocked when I read the news this morning; I didn’t know he was ill. What a loss. I like so many of his films so much; I supposed They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? is my favorite.