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Wrote "The Tenth Man", produced on Broadway in 1960.
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Sidney Aaron | Paddy Chayevsky
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[advice to Gore Vidal] If you want all the prizes, you gotta write shrill.
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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