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Sidney Sheldon (1917–2007)

Sheldon was born in Chicago on February 17, 1917. He began writing as a youngster and at the age of ten he made his first sale of a poem for $10. During the Depression, he worked at a variety of jobs and while attending Northwestern University he contributed short plays to drama groups. At seventeen, he decided to try his luck in Hollywood. The ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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I Dream of Jeannie
Easter Parade
Easter Parade Writer
Hart to Hart
Hart to Hart Writer
Annie Get Your Gun


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 1992 Zvezda sherifa (novel)
 1984 The Naked Face (novel)
 1979 Bloodline (novel)
 1962 Billy Rose's Jumbo (screenplay)
 1961 All in a Night's Work (screenplay)
 1956 Pardners (screenplay)
 1956 The Birds and the Bees (screenplay)
 1956 Anything Goes
 1955 You're Never Too Young (screenplay)
 1953 Dream Wife (writer)
 1953 Remains to Be Seen (screenplay)
 1952 Just This Once (screenplay)
 1951 Rich, Young and Pretty (screenplay)
 1951 No Questions Asked (screenplay)
 1951 Three Guys Named Mike (screenplay)
 1950 Annie Get Your Gun (screenplay)
 1950 Nancy Goes to Rio (screenplay)
 1949 The Barkleys of Broadway (contributor to screen play - uncredited)
 1948 Easter Parade (screenplay)
 1947 The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (original story and screen play)
 1942 She's in the Army (original screenplay)
 1942 Fly-By-Night (story)
 1941 Mr. District Attorney in the Carter Case (original screenplay)
 1941 Borrowed Hero (original story)
 1941 Dangerous Lady (uncredited)
 1941 Gambling Daughters (story)
 1941 South of Panama (story and screenplay)
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Other Works:

Unsold pilot: In 1968 he produced an unsold sitcom pilot for NBC called "Walt's Girls" with Craig Stevens as a New York advertising executive who is trying to raise three girls aged 9 to 18. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 5 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Allan Devon | Christopher Golato | Mark Rowane

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Attended Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois). See more »



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