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Sidney Sheldon

Sidney Sheldon, born February 11, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois, is an American screenwriter and novelist.

Sheldon's career began in 1937 in Hollywood, California where he reviewed scripts and collaborated on a number of B-movies. After a stint in the military during World War II, Sheldon returned to civilian life and began writing musicals for the Broadway stage while continuing to write screenplays for both MGM Studios and Paramount Pictures.

Over the years, Sheldon has written for television, film, and stage, winning an Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay (1947), a Tony Award (1959) for his musical Redhead, and earned Emmy nominations for his work on I Dream of Jeannie.

In 1969, Sheldon wrote his first novel, The Naked Face which earned him the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writer's of America. His next novel, The Other Side of Midnight, went to #1 on the New York Times bestseller list as did several ensuing novels, a number of which were also made into motion pictures or TV miniseries.

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