The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that legendary filmmaker Sidney Lumet has passed away.
Mr Lumet directed ‘The Wiz,’ an adaptation of ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ The film starred Michael, Diana Ross, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross, Mabel King and Lena Horne. The film became a cult classic because of its soundtrack and musical icons. Michael and Diana Ross sang, ‘Ease On Down The Road,’ together.
Lumet, who received five Oscar nominations and seven DGA nominations for his work, was awarded an honorary Oscar in 2005 for his “brilliant services to screenwriters, performers and the art of motion pictures.”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter & MJWN