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Director Sidney Lumet dies after stroke at 86

April 9, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Director Sidney Lumet has died after suffering a stroke on Saturday, the New York Times reports. He was 86.

He died at his home in Manhattan. His stepdaughter, Leslie Gimbel, told the newspaper that the director was battling lymphoma.

Lumet's films included "12 Angry Men", "Network" and "Dog Day Afternoon."

Lumet was nominated for Academy Awards four times as a director. He never won, but he did receive an honorary lifetime achievement Oscar in 2005.

The Associated Press and City News Service contributed to this report.

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