Sidney Sheldon

American writer (1917-2007)

1917   -   2007

genre: drama, detective fiction, romance novel
country of citizenship: United States of America
native language: English
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: Northwestern University, Senn High School, East High School
occupation: writer, screenwriter, novelist, playwright, film director, actor, television producer, prosaist, film producer
award received: Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay, star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Sidney Sheldon (February 11, 1917 – January 30, 2007) was an American writer, director, and producer. Sheldon was prominent in the 1930s, first working on Broadway plays, and then in motion pictures, notably writing the successful comedy The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947), which earned him an Oscar in 1948. He went on to work in television, where his works spanned a 20-year period during which he created The Patty Duke Show (1963–66), I Dream of Jeannie (1965–70), and Hart to Hart (1979–84). After turning 50, he began writing best-selling romantic suspense novels, such as Master of the Game (1982), The Other Side of Midnight (1973), and Rage of Angels (1980). His 18 novels have sold over 300 million copies in 51 languages. Sheldon is consistently cited as one of the top-10 best-selling fiction writers of all time.
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