Moved to New York with family
Performed in Yiddish radio serial, "The Rabbi from Brownsville," with members of his family; Baruch Lumet wrote, directed and acted the leading man and grandfather roles, while Eugenia played the leading lady
Broadway acting debut, Sidney Kingsley's "Dead End"
Acted on Broadway in "Sunup to Sundown," directed by Joseph Losey
Only screen credit as an actor, "One Third of a Nation"; had played in Broadway version earlier in the year
Served in Far East as radar repairman for U.S. Army Signal Corps
Founded own experimental acting group in Greenwich Village; began to direct Off-Broadway
Final Broadway acting performance in "Seeds in the Wind"
Taught acting at High School for the Performing Arts in New York City
Joined CBS-TV as assistant director
Graduated to director as replacement for Yul Brynner
Directed such Broadway productions as "The Doctor's Dilemma" (1955), "Caligula" (1960) and "Nowhere to Go but Up" (1962)
Feature film directing debut, "12 Angry Men"; earned Academy Award nomination as Best Director
Formed first production company, Sidney Lumet Productions
First film directed for production company "Fail Safe"
Enjoyed commercial success with "The Pawnbroker"
British directing debut, "The Hill"
First feature as producer (also director), "The Deadly Affair"
Resurrected career with the huge hit "Serpico," starring Al Pacino
Helmed the star-studded blockbuster "Murder on the Orient Express"
Earned second Oscar nomination for Best Director for "Dog Day Afternoon," starring Pacino
Received third Best Director Oscar nomination, directing the brilliant satire on TV "Network"
Directed the box-office bomb, "The Wiz"; cast then-mother-in-law Lena Horne as Glinda, the good Witch
Formed LAH Film Group, with screenwriter Jay Presson Allen and producer Burtt Harris
Helmed the "Prince of the City"; first screenwriting credit; earned Academy Award nomination
Received fourth Best Director Oscar nomination for the David Mamet-scripted "The Verdict," starring Paul Newman
Scored modest success with superb, small-scale "Running on Empty"
First film as solo writer (also director), "Q & A"
Wrote primer on filmmaking "Making Movies"
Directed premiere of Cynthia Ozick's play "Blue Light" at Bay Street Theater in New York
Wrote and directed "Night Falls on Manhattan"
Released "Critical Care" with a cast that included James Spader, Albert Brooks, Helen Mirren and Anne Bancroft
Helmed unsuccessful remake of John Cassavetes' "Gloria" starring Sharon Stone in role originated by Gena Rowlands
Returned to TV directing for first time in over 40 years at helm of pilot for A&E series "100 Centre Street"; also penned script for first of 13 episodes and served as executive producer of series which ran for two seasons
Directed Vin Diesel in "Find Me Guilty," as a mobster who successfully defends himself in a two-year trial
Helmed "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawke