Sydney PollackCelebrity

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One of the first generation of feature filmmakers who learned their craft directing for television – a generation that included William Friedkin, Robert Altman, Sidney Lumet and John Frankenheimer  – writer-producer-director Sydney Pollack forged a wide-ra… (more)

Birth Name: Sydney Irwin Pollack

Birth Place: Lafayette, IN

Birthday: July 1, 1934, Cancer

Profession: Director, Actor, Producer

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