Sydney Pollack, son of Russian Jewish immigrants to the US, died yesterday at age 73.

Pollack directed a large number of films, including such modern classics as “Tootsie” and “Out of Africa”. In addition, he produced many popular films, e.g. “Cold Mountain”, “The Talented Mr. Ripley”, “Sense and Sensibility” but to name a few.

His memory will live on with his films.

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