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Sydney Pollack Born: 07/01/1934
Birth Place: Lafayette, Indiana, USA
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 05/26/2008

Born on July 1, 1934 in Lafayette, IN, Pollack was the oldest of three children reared by father David, a former professional boxer-turned-pharmacist, and Rebecca, who divorced his father, developed emotional problems and became an alcoholic, dying tragically at age 37 when Pollack was only 16. Though his father always wanted him to become a dentist, Pollack instead picked up and moved to New York City after graduating high school to become an actor. He took up residence at the YMCA, then looked for the right place to study acting, finally settling on the Neighborhood Playhouse. Pollack spent his first year learning the craft with legendary acting coach Sanford Meisner, who hired the young a...

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