Pollack, who died of cancer at the age of 73, made many contributions to cinema, working in front of -as well as behind- the camera. The multifaceted artist directed the classic comedy Tootsie and starred in the movieEyes Wide Shut, among other films

By People Staff
May 27, 2008 04:00 PM
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Actor and director Sydney Pollack died last Sunday at his home in Los Angeles, CA, after losing his battle to cancer. Pollack, who was 73, was diagnosed with the illness 10 months ago and was not able to work during the last few months.

He certainly left his mark in Hollywood, directing the Oscar-winning film Out Of Africa, starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep in 1985, and the classic comedy Tootsie (1982), which received 10 Oscar nominations.He also worked as a producer in Sense & Sensibility (1995) and The English Patient (1996) and was a recognized actor, starring in movies like Eyes Wide Shut and The Interpreter. Pollack’s most recent role was in the romantic comedy Made of Honor, currently in theaters.

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