Academy Award-winning director Sydney Pollack, a Hollywood mainstay who achieved commercial success and critical acclaim with the gender-bending comedy "Tootsie" and the period drama "Out of Africa, has died. He was 73.Born July 1, 1934, in Lafayette, Indiana, Pollack directed and produced more than 40 films.
Pollack died of cancer Monday afternoon at his home in Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles, surrounded by family, said agent Leslee Dart. He had been diagnosed with cancer about nine months ago, said Dart.
Some of my favorites included:
The Firm (1993)Pollack appeared in some of my favorite films and television shows, such as: Will & Grace, The Sopranos, Mad About You, Frasier, and The Twilight Zone. And The Interpreter, The Majestic, Eyes Wide Shut, Tootsie, and The Electric Horseman.
Leaving Normal (1992)
Absence of Malice (1981)
The Electric Horseman (1979)
The Way We Were (1973)
The Swimmer (1971)
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
The Slender Thread (1965)
This is a terrible loss.