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Born: March 23, 1934 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Director ...
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Began career as jazz pianist in New York
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Appeared on CBS soap, "As the World Turns," for six years
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Broadway debut in "Seagulls over Sorrento"
1956:
Film acting debut in "Crime in the Streets"
1963:
Worked as TV director in Hollywood, beginning with "Ben Casey"
1968:
Directed first feature, "The Fox"
1971:
Produced first film, "The Cowboys", which he also directed
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Formed Sanford Productions (film, TV) with Sidney Pollack
1973:
Helmed "Cinderella Liberty", co-starring James Caan and Marsha Mason; Mason received a Best Actress Oscar nomination
1973:
Played the violent Jewish mob kingpin, Marty Augustine in Robert Altman's "The Long Goodbye"
1979:
Directed Bette Midler to an Oscar nomination with "The Rose"
1981:
Received Academy Award nomination for Best Director for "On Golden Pond"; stars Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn received Oscars as Best Actor and Best Actress
1991:
Reteamed with Midler and Caan for "For the Boys"; Midler received her second Oscar nomination as Best Actress
1994:
Directed "Intersection", starring Richard Gere and Sharon Stone
1996:
Helmed the HBO drama "Crime of the Century", about the Lindbergh baby kidnapping
2001:
Appeared as Jack Warner in the TNT biopic "James Dean"; also directed
2002:
Acted in Woody Allen's "Hollywood Ending"
2007:
Helmed "Even Money," a crime film about three strangers who become addicted to gambling, starring Kim Basinger, Danny DeVito, Kelsey Grammer, and Ray Liotta

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