Sidney Sheldon

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Sidney Sheldon

Academy Award-winning American writer add

Category: Literature

Born in 1917.

Countries: United States (57%), California (24%), (10%)

Main connections: California, Hart to Hart, Jaclyn Smith

Linked to: Northwestern University, Paramount Pictures, Shivaji University, American Broadcasting Company

 

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Sidney Sheldon was born in 1917 add something


1937

In 1937 Sheldon moved to Hollywood, California, where he reviewed scripts and collaborated on a number of B movies add something


 

His success on Broadway brought him back to Hollywood where his first assignment was "The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer", which earned him the Academy award for Best Original Screenplay of 1947 add something


1948

Charlie Chaplin - In 1948, Chaplin's screenplay for Monsieur Verdoux was nominated, but the award went instead to Sidney Sheldon for The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer.


1965

Barbara Eden - In 1965, Eden signed a contract with Sidney Sheldon to star on his up-and-coming fantasy sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie" that would air on NBC


 

In 1969, Sheldon wrote his first novel, "The Naked Face", which earned him a nomination for the Edgar Allan Poe award from the Mystery Writers of America in the category of "Best First Novel" add something


1970

Production for "I Dream of Jeannie" ended in 1970 after five seasons add something

 

Hart to Hart - Screenwriter and novelist Sidney Sheldon had originally written a script for CBS entitled "Double Twist" in the early 1970s about a married couple who were both spies


1973

The Other Side of Midnight (film) - Herman Raucher wrote the screenplay based on Sidney Sheldon's 1973 novel of the same name


1979

Hart to Hart - The series was created by novelist and television writer Sidney Sheldon and ran from 1979 to 1984 on the ABC Television Network


1980

Jaclyn Smith - Smith continued to appear in a number of television movies and miniseries during the 1980s and 1990s including "George Washington", "The Night They Saved Christmas" , "Florence Nightingale" , "Windmills of the Gods" - another TV film based on a Sidney Sheldon novel - "The Bourne Identity" ; adapted from author Robert Ludlum's novel of the same name; "Settle the Score" , "Lies Before Kisses", "The Rape of Dr. Willis" , "In the Arms of a Killer" , and several TV versions of Danielle Steel novels, including "Ka


1982

It was "During the last year of "I Dream of Jeannie", I decided to try a novel," he said in 1982 add something


1983

Jaclyn Smith - In 1983, Smith starred as Jennifer Parker in the TV movie "Rage of Angels", based on the novel by Sidney Sheldon


1985

She died of a heart attack in 1985 add something


1991

Myrna Loy - Although Loy was never nominated for an Academy *award for any single performance, after an extensive letter writing campaign and years of lobbying by screenwriter and then-Writers Guild of America, west board member Michael Russnow, who enlisted the support of Loy's former screen colleagues and friends such as Roddy McDowall, Sidney Sheldon, Harold_Russell and many others, she received a 1991 Academy Honorary *award "for her career achievement"

 

Leonard Jackson (actor) - His made-for-television films include "Separate But Equal" and "Rage of Angels", the 1983 adaptation of the Sidney Sheldon novel


1993

Dan Brown - While on holiday in Tahiti in 1993, Brown read Sidney Sheldon's novel The Doomsday Conspiracy, and was inspired to become a writer of thrillers.


1994

Sheldon had a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California Walk of Stars dedicated to him in 1994 add something


2005

He struggled with bipolar disorder for years; he contemplated suicide at 17 , as detailed in his autobiography published in 2005, "The Other Side of Me" add something


Sidney Sheldon died in 2007 add something

 

A resident of Palm Springs, California, Sheldon died on January 30, 2007 from complications arising from pneumonia at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California, California add something