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Paddy Chayefsky (1923–1981)


Author, producer and composer who earned a Bachelor of Science degree from CCNY, then a Purple Heart during World War II while serving in the US Army. Joining ASCAP in 1955, his chief musical collaborators included George Bassman and Harry Warren. His popular-song compositions include "Marty" and "Middle of the Night". See full bio »

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Won 3 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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 1994 Great Performances (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Paddy Chayefsky's 'The Mother' (1994) ... (writer)
 1981 Ein Zug nach Manhattan (TV Movie) (story "Holiday Song")
 1976 Your Place or Mine? (TV Movie) (story) / (teleplay)
 1973 O Grande Negócio (TV Movie) (play)
 1971 Il grosso affare (TV Movie) (story)
 1971 Gideon (TV Movie) (play) / (writer)
 1971 Mitten in der Nacht (TV Movie) (play)
 1971 Das große Projekt (TV Movie) (novel)
 1969 Teatterituokio (TV Series) (television play "The Mother" - 1 episode)
- Äiti (1969) ... (television play "The Mother")
 1968 Der zehnte Mann (TV Movie) (play "The Tenth Man")
 1966 Iso keikka (TV Movie) (play "The Big Deal")
 1966 Gideon (TV Movie) (play)
 1964 Gran teatro (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- El Impresor (1964)
- El gran negocio (1964)
 1960 Veliki poduhvat (TV Movie)
 1959 Grande Teatro Tupi (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1958 Mati (TV Movie)
 1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Great American Hoax (1957) ... (story)
 1957 Teledrama (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Mãe (1957) ... (play)
 1956 TV de Vanguarda (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- Despedida de Solteiro (1956) ... (play)
- Canção Sagrada (1956) ... (play)
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- As Young as You Feel (1956) ... (story)
 1952-1955 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- The Catered Affair (1955) ... (writer)
- Printer's Measure (1953) ... (writer)
- Holiday Song (1952) ... (writer)
  The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 11 episodes, 1949 - 1954) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1953) (story - 1 episode, 1949)
- Catch My Boy on Sunday (1954) ... (writer)
- Middle of the Night (1954) ... (writer)
- The Mother (1954) ... (writer)
- The Sixth Year (1953) ... (teleplay) / (writer)
- The Bachelor Party (1953) ... (writer)
 1953 The Gulf Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Gift from Cotton Mather (1953) ... (writer)
 1952 Danger (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The System (1952) ... (writer)
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Other Works:

Stage: Wrote "The Tenth Man", produced on Broadway in 1960. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sidney Aaron | Paddy Chayevsky
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Network (1976)] Television is democracy at its ugliest - give the people what they want. My rage isn't against television; it's against the dehumanization of people. People say to me, 'Jesus, you moved into some pretty surreal stuff', and I say 'No, I still write realistic stuff. It's the world that's turned into a satire.' See more »

Trivia:

He is the one of only two people to have won three solo Academy Awards for Best Screenplay (the other being 'Woody Allen'). The other three time winners, Francis Ford Coppola, Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder, have all shared their awards with co-writers. See more »

Trademark:

Complex plot progression

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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