Sidney Sheldon Biography

Author, Screenwriter (1917–2007)
Sidney Sheldon was a best-selling novelist who won Oscar, Tony and Emmy awards for his work on the stage and screen.


Sidney Sheldon was born on February 11, 1917, in Chicago, Illinois. He began his career as a screenwriter and eventually moved into television, writing nearly every episode of The Patty Duke Show. In 1967, he won an Emmy Award for his work on I Dream of Jeannie. Sheldon later wrote 18 novels, including best-sellers like Master of the Game and Rage of Angels. He suffered from bipolar disorder, which is detailed in his autobiography, The Other Side of Me. He died in 2007.

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