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Mourners honor Sydney Pollack

June 16, 2008|From the Associated Press

Friends, family and show business colleagues gathered to remember the late Oscar-winning director, producer and actor Sydney Pollack at a private memorial service in Los Angeles on Saturday.

The 73-year-old director, producer and actor died of cancer May 26.

Pollack won Academy Awards for best picture and best director for his 1985 epic "Out of Africa." He directed more than 20 films, including "Tootsie," "Absence of Malice" and "The Way We Were."

He also produced 2007's "Michael Clayton," nominated for seven Oscars (supporting actress Tilda Swinton was the lone winner).

Pollack is survived by his wife Claire, two daughters, a brother and six grandchildren. His son, Steven, died in a plane crash in 1993.

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