Won 3 Oscars.
Another 11 wins & 5 nominations.
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(novel) / (written for the screen by - as Sidney Aaron)
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(TV Series) (television play "The Mother" - 1 episode)
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(TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
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(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
In 1974 he co-wrote the teleplay for a pilot for NBC called "What Do You Feel Like Doing Tonight." It starred James Coco
as a parent forced to live alone in New York City without his two children.
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Sidney Aaron | Paddy Chayevsky
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[on Vanessa Redgrave
's anti-Zionistic tirade at the 1978 Oscars] I would like to say - personal opinion of course - that I'm sick and tired of people exploiting the Academy Awards for the propagation of their own propaganda. I would like to suggest to Miss Redgrave that her winning the Academy Award is not a pivotal moment in history, does not require a proclamation, and a simple 'thank you' ...
Sidney Aaron Chayefsky received his more familiar nickname of Paddy while in the army during World War II. One Friday night, pork was being served in the mess hall. Rather than eat food forbidden him as an orthodox Jew, he said, in a put-on Irish brogue, that he was forbidden from eating meat on a Friday. His fellow soldiers, amused by this, started calling him Paddy, and the nickname stuck.
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