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Sidney Lumet Born: 06/25/1924
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Death Place: New York City, New York, USA
Died: 04/09/2011

Born on June 25, 1924 in Philadelphia, PA, Lumet was raised in an entertainment family in New York, NY; his mother and father were both veterans of the Yiddish stage. Starting off as an actor, Lumet made his debut on radio at age four, then a year later began appearing onstage at the Yiddish Art Theater on the Lower East Side in Manhattan. For two years during the Great Depression, he performed in "The Rabbi From Brownville," a serial on Yiddish radio written and directed by his father and starring both parents in multiple roles. As he grew older, Lumet continued to act, making his Broadway debut in 1935 as a part of the original Dead End Boys production, "Dead End," pla...

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