Director Sydney Pollack Dies of Cancer
LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Academy Award-winning director Sydney Pollack has died. He was 73.
Sydney Pollack's notable films include "Out of Africa," "Tootsie" and "The Way We Were."
Pollack's agent, Leslee Dart, said Pollack died of cancer Monday afternoon at his home in Pacific Palisades.
Dart said Pollack was surrounded by his family.
Pollack's biggest success was the 1985 film "Out of Africa" starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep, which won Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture.
Pollack's other notable films include the comedy "Tootsie" starring Dustin Hoffman and the romantic film "The Way We Were," which paired Redford and Barbra Streisand.