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Sydney Pollack, director-actor, May 26

Sydney Pollack, director-actor, May 26Director and actor Sydney Pollack died of cancer at his home in Pacific Palisades, Calif., on May 26. He was 73. In a tireless career spanning nearly five decades, Pollack distinguished himself as a true professional: a director, a producer and an actor. His greatest successes as a director were 1982's "Tootsie" and 1985's "Out of Africa."AP/Francois Mori