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Sidney Sheldon

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Born Feb 11, 1917
Hometown Chicago, Illinois
Died Jan 30, 2007
Death Place State of California
Nationality American
Other Names Sidney Schechtel

Sidney Sheldon was an Academy Award-winning American writer. His TV works spanned a 20-year period during which he created The Patty Duke Show (1963–66), I Dream of Jeannie (1965–70) and Hart to Hart (1979–84), but he became most famous after he turned 50 and began writing best-selling novels such as Master of the Game (1982), The Other Side of Midnight (1973) and Rage of Angels (1980). He is the sixth best selling writer of all time.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1917 Birth Born on February 11, 1917.

TWENTIES

1937 20 Years Old In 1937 Sheldon moved to Hollywood, California, where he reviewed scripts and collaborated on a number of B movies. … Read More

THIRTIES

1947 30 Years Old His success on Broadway brought him back to Hollywood where his first assignment was The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer, which earned him the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay of 1947. … Read More

FIFTIES

1970 53 Years Old Production for I Dream of Jeannie ended in 1970 after five seasons.

LATE ADULTHOOD

1982 65 Years Old It was "During the last year of I Dream of Jeannie, I decided to try a novel," he said in 1982. "Each morning from 9 until noon, I had a secretary at the studio take all calls. … Read More
1989 72 Years Old He married Alexandra Kostoff, a former child actress and an advertising executive of Macedonian origin, Ohrid, in Las Vegas in 1989. … Read More
2005 88 Years Old He struggled with bipolar disorder for years; he contemplated suicide at 17 (talked out of it by his father, who discovered him), as detailed in his autobiography published in 2005, The Other Side of Me. A resident of Palm Springs, California, Sheldon died on January 30, 2007 from complications arising from pneumonia at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California. … Read More
2007 90 Years Old Died on January 30, 2007.
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