Sidney Sheldon
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Sidney Sheldon
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.
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Priyanka Chopra planning to try her luck down south - India Today
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... hit film Rajavinte Makan, sources said. Vidya Balan and Asin are also reported to be starring in the film. The film is supposedly based on Academy award- winning American writer Sidney Sheldon's novel Rage of Angels and has also been made in Tamil
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Priyanka to grace Mollywood screens? - IndiaGlitz
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Titled 'Rajavinte Makan', the movie is a remake of Malayalam classic hit of same name, which in fact is loosely based on Sidney Sheldon's bestseller 'Rage Of Angels'. If Piggy Chops gives her nod for the project then she will be playing a lawyer in the
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I Dream of Jeannie Stars Delight Fan Expo Crowd - Suite101.com
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Eden noted that she was not how the show's creator, Sidney Sheldon, envisioned Jeannie at first. "He was thinking middle eastern, Mediterranean." The actress remembered many beautiful and exotic girls trying out for the part. Undaunted, her agent still
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Copyright piracy increasing in Asian countries - Weekly Blitz
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by Special Correspondent From Barack Obama's "Audacity of Hope" to Nelson Mandela's "Long Walk to Freedom" or Arundhati Roy's "God of Small Things" or Sidney Sheldon's "Master of the Game" - each book, as soon as turns bestseller in the West,
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Simon Cowell to GQ: I Don't Like Snobbery - The Gossip Girls
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In the book library, you'd see John Grisham and Sidney Sheldon. And if you look in my fridge, it's like children's food—chips, milkshakes, yogurt." He continues, "I like to know why a video has suddenly gone viral, why a song has broken,
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New Novel Resurrects 'I Dream of Jeannie' as the Magic Lives in this Modern ... - Send2Press Newswire (press release)
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It goes without saying that the 1960s television sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie," (Produced by Sidney Sheldon in association with Screen Gems circa 1964) has become one of the most endearing comedic, yet philosophically controversial television series ever
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Rejoinder: Statement By the Anlo NDC Executives - GhanaWeb
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I know from the many Fredrick Forsyth and Sidney Sheldon novels I have read that I was up against the system and had found myself inadvertently on the opposite side of the establishment. I have lived long enough on earth to see the fictions of Forsyth
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Weekend Book Club: What Are You Reading? - Patch.com
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"I also reread my Sidney Sheldon books. Why? Because he died, and there are no more new ones. Sometimes I don't even remember the ending until the end. A girlfriend got me hooked on him after she lent me Master of the Game. Great read
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Books maketh a man - Times of India
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Today books like Sidney Sheldon and Mills and Boon might be very trivial for us (hoping that "us" are some very old 20 year olds), but at an age where we had the sweet searching souls of a curious teen, minds of a transparent glass yet to be tainted by
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Book Events & Discussions: July 24, 2011 - Los Angeles Daily News
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The Book Club at Encino-Tarzana Branch Library discuss "Nothing Lasts Forever" by Sidney Sheldon, 5:30 pm 18231 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. 818-343-1983. Todd Lipscomb signs "Re-Made in the USA: How We Can Restore Jobs, Retool Manufacturing and Compete
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Jia Manek says no to beauty parlours - Times of India
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... learnt it on my own by applying on my hand several times and by looking in books. Practice makes a man perfect and that is how I got a hold on the cone. For reading, I don't like to read Harry Potter, I rather prefer Sidney Sheldon books," she says
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Getting Away From It All Now Means Taking All Your Tech With You - Fast Company
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The iPod, smartphone, and tablet will be more ubiquitous than a dog-eared copy of a Sidney Sheldon or Daniel Steele novel. And instead of disconnecting from the world totally, we'll be tweeting our exploits and sharing pics of our big Limbo win on
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Barbara Eden Tribute at the Castro Theatre - San Francisco Bay Times
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Landing her role as Jeannie was amazing to her, because they were only testing Mediterranean looking brunettes, but when her agent sent her a script and she tested well with Sidney Sheldon, she easily got the role. She said she never thought whether
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San Francisco Bay Guardian - San Francisco Bay Guardian
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Four years earlier, another trashy novelist (Sidney Sheldon of The Other Side of Midnight) had the pretty good idea of updating (without crediting) Sinclair Lewis' 1935 cautionary novel It Can't Happen Here — about a "patriotic" political party
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Op-Ed: Barbara Eden Day is proclaimed in San Francisco to honor the star ... - DigitalJournal.com
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Eden spoke highly of the show's producer Sidney Sheldon, who is also among those she dedicates the book to. To conclude the evening Huestis introduced the current Miss San Francisco for 2011 Crystal Lee and her court. The presented a plaque on behalf
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Barbara Eden brings magic home for Castro tribute - San Francisco Chronicle
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But he did write about his own actions, as did ["I Dream of Jeannie" creator/producer] Sidney Sheldon in his book ["The Other Side of Me," 2005]. So I really didn't feel like I was telling tales out of school. If it hadn't been published before,
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Barbara Eden is coming home to San Francisco - San Francisco Examiner
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(All: Courtesy photos) Had Stephen Foster's 1854 lyric “I dream of Jeanie with the light brown hair” been as literally applied as originally intended by producer Sidney Sheldon, blond Barbara Eden might never have landed the role that secured her spot
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EMAIL FROM AMERICA: Stop the music. Please - NEXT
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... mother tongue. and so where does it stop? as a creative you shld know that music is entertainment...its audience is mass appeal . we have that in literature also..its what makes sidney sheldon a commercial writer and dave eggers a literary writer,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sidney Sheldon
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2007
    Age 90
    Died on January 30, 2007.
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  • 2005
    Age 88
    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, of pneumonia at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California 12 days before his 90th birthday.
    More Details Hide Details His remains were cremated, the ashes interred in Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery. Sheldon won an Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay (1947) for The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer, a Tony Award (1959) for his musical Redhead, and was nominated for an Emmy Award for his work on I Dream of Jeannie, an NBC sitcom. Sheldon had a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars dedicated to him in 1994.
  • 1989
    Age 72
    He married Alexandra Joyce Kostoff, a former child actress and an advertising executive of Macedonian origin, Ohrid, in Las Vegas in 1989.
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  • 1982
    Age 65
    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.
    More Details Hide Details I mean every single call. I wrote each morning — or rather, dictated — and then I faced the TV business." In 1969, Sheldon wrote his first novel, The Naked Face, which earned him a nomination for the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America in the category of Best First Novel. His next novel, The Other Side of Midnight, climbed to #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list as did several ensuing novels, a number of which were also made into motion pictures or TV miniseries. His novels often featured determined women who persevere in a tough world run by hostile men. The novels contained a lot of suspense and devices to keep the reader turning the page: I try to write my books so the reader can't put them down," he explained in a 1982 interview. "I try to construct them so when the reader gets to the end of it, he or she has to read just one more chapter. It's the technique of the old Saturday afternoon serial: leave the guy hanging on the edge of the cliff at the end of the chapter.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1970
    Age 53
    Production for I Dream of Jeannie ended in 1970 after five seasons.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1948
    Age 31
    He was one of the writers on the screenplay for the 1948 musical film Easter Parade and sole writer for the 1950 musical film Annie Get Your Gun, both of which featured the songs of Irving Berlin.
    More Details Hide Details When television became the new popular medium, he decided to try his hand in it. "I suppose I needed money," he remembered. "I met Patty Duke one day at lunch. So I produced The Patty Duke Show, and I did something nobody else in TV ever did. For seven years, I wrote almost every single episode of the series." Sheldon created, produced and wrote I Dream of Jeannie in his co-production capacity with Screen Gems. He wrote all but two dozen scripts in five years, sometimes using three pseudonyms (Mark Rowane, Allan Devon, Christopher Golato) while simultaneously writing scripts for The Patty Duke Show. He also used the same pseudonyms in writing all seventeen episodes of Nancy. He later admitted that he did this because he felt his name was appearing too often in the credits as creator, producer, copyright owner and writer of these series. He also created and wrote for the series Hart to Hart.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1947
    Age 30
    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1937
    Age 20
    In 1937, Sheldon moved to Hollywood, California, where he reviewed scripts and collaborated on a number of B movies.
    More Details Hide Details Sheldon enlisted in the military during World War II as a pilot in the War Training Service, a branch of the Army Air Corps, His unit was disbanded before he saw any action. Returning to civilian life, he moved to New York City where he began writing musicals for the Broadway stage while continuing to write screenplays for both MGM Studios and Paramount Pictures. He earned a reputation as a prolific writer; for example, at one time he had three musicals on Broadway: a rewritten The Merry Widow, Jackpot, and Dream with Music.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1917
    Age 0
    Born on February 11, 1917.
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