Sidney Lumet Overview

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Born: June 25, 1924

Sidney Lumet was born in Philadelphia and grew up during The Great Depression. His family moved every year because it was cheaper to pull up stakes than sign a new lease. His parents were entertainers on the Yiddish stage and Lumet became a child actor on radio in New York City. At 15, he made his acting debut in One Third of a Nation. It was the last film he would act in. World War II took over center stage, and Lumet was sent to Burma to work as a radio repairman. After the War, he... See All


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