Milestones: DIED: ALEXANDER MACKENDRICK

DIED. ALEXANDER (''Sandy'') MACKENDRICK, 81, director; in Los Angeles. Joining England's Ealing Studios as a scriptwriter in 1946, Mackendrick went on to direct the nimble Alec Guinness satires The Man in the White Suit (1951) and The Ladykillers (1955). His major American credit: the biting Burt Lancaster- Tony Curtis show-biz expose Sweet Smell of Success (1957).

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