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Born in Chicago on February 11, 1917, Sidney Sheldon entered Northwestern University on a scholarship in 1935, but was soon forced to drop out due to the Depression. He went to Manhattan in hopes of becoming a songwriter, but decided to try the west coast where he was hired as a script reader by Universal Studios. He had managed to break into screenwriting on a modest basis when World War II broke out. After he was discharged from the Air Force for medical reasons, he began to write musicals and comedies for the New York stage. At the age of 25, he had three musicals playing on Broadway-- Merry Widow, Jackpot, and Dream with Music. He went on to win a Tony Award for the musical Redhead. Sheldon eventually returned to Hollywood and spent 12 years as a successful screenwriter at both MGM Studios and Paramount Pictures. His acclaim as a screenwriter was capped by the Oscar he won for the screenplay of The Bachelor and the Bobbysoxer (1947). He wrote 25 films during his lifetime including Jumbo and Anything Goes. He won a Screen Writers Guild Award for best musical of the year for Easter Parade in 1948 and for Annie Get Your Gun in 1950. He also wrote and produced several successful television series, including The Patty Duke Show, I Dream of Jeannie, and Hart to Hart. One of the world's best-selling writers, Sheldon decided to try writing a novel when he got an idea that he could not adapt to a play or a screenplay. His first novel, The Naked Face, won an Edgar for the best mystery novel of 1970. He wrote numerous novels during his lifetime including The Other Side of Midnight, Bloodline, Rage of Angels, If Tomorrow Comes, Windmills of the Gods, and Tell Me Your Dreams. He died on January 30, 2007. His title Sidney Sheldon's Angel of the Dark made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from If Tomorrow Comes… (more)
If Tomorrow Comes 2,302 copies, 32 reviews
Master of the Game 2,023 copies, 27 reviews
The Other Side of Midnight 1,873 copies, 34 reviews
Rage of Angels 1,847 copies, 29 reviews
Tell Me Your Dreams 1,736 copies, 24 reviews
Nothing Lasts Forever 1,720 copies, 17 reviews
Are You Afraid of the Dark? 1,553 copies, 25 reviews
Windmills of the Gods 1,543 copies, 17 reviews
The Sands of Time 1,516 copies, 13 reviews
The Doomsday Conspiracy 1,507 copies, 24 reviews
Bloodline 1,457 copies, 25 reviews
The Best Laid Plans 1,444 copies, 14 reviews
The Sky is Falling 1,413 copies, 19 reviews
Memories of Midnight 1,411 copies, 9 reviews
Morning, Noon & Night 1,343 copies, 8 reviews
The Stars Shine Down 1,287 copies, 13 reviews
The Naked Face 1,033 copies, 18 reviews
A Stranger in the Mirror 1,031 copies, 10 reviews
The Other Side of Me 330 copies, 5 reviews
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer [1947 film] (Screenplay) 67 copies, 1 review
Kirschblüten und Coca-Cola 48 copies, 2 reviews
Billy Rose's Jumbo [1962 film] (Screenwriter) 23 copies
Historia de Fantasmas 19 copies, 1 review
O Estrangulador 15 copies
Roman Candle 10 copies
O Ditador 7 copies
Dream Wife 6 copies
El dictador 4 copies
Rich, Young and Pretty [1951 film] (Screenwriter) 4 copies
Nancy Goes to Rio [1950 film] (Screenwriter) 3 copies
Venusmonde 3 copies
Der Ferien Krimi (Contributor) 3 copies
Pardners [1956 film] (Writer) 2 copies
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The Sands of Time [1992 TV movie] (Screenwriter) 1 copy, 1 review
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