Sydney Pollack: 1934 – 2008

Sydney PollackAcademy Award-winning director Sydney Pollack died Monday at the age of 73 following a year-long battle with cancer. Also an actor, his last appearance on the big screen was as Patrick Dempsey ‘s father in Made of Honor, currently in theaters. Pollack won an Oscar for Out of Africa, starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep, and was nominated for directing Tootsie, in which he also played Dustin Hoffman‘s agent. Pollack leaves behind his wife of 50 years, and two of their three children. A son, Steven, died in 1993 in a plane crash.

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  1. Dan • May 27, 2008 @ 10:43 AM

    A Hollywood legend…
    R.I.P. Sydney.

  2. Adam • May 27, 2008 @ 2:22 PM

    Will be missed

  3. MCC • May 27, 2008 @ 5:13 PM

    Great actor as well, he was great in Michael Copeland as always.

  4. Chris • May 27, 2008 @ 9:51 PM

    He was a awesome actor, Rest in peace, he dident even look that old. looked healthy for his age. RIP.

  5. xray • May 27, 2008 @ 11:40 PM

    wow, a wife of 50 years in hollywood? he truly was ahead of his time …

  6. tammy • May 28, 2008 @ 10:35 AM

    He will be missed down here but now he can be with his son up there. May he rest in peace.

  7. "Bart" • May 29, 2008 @ 5:10 PM

    Sleep well my friend!

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