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Sidney Sheldon
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    (February 17, 1917-January 30, 2007)
    Born in Chicago, Illinois
    Died at 89 of medical complications from pneumonia in Rancho Mirage, California
    Birth name is Sidney Schechtel to a German father and Russian mother (both Jews)
    Authored 'Rage of Angels,' 'If Tomorrow Comes,' 'Master of the Game,' 'The Other Side of Midnight,' 'Windmills of the Mind' and 'The Other Side of Me'
    Won the 1947 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay ('The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer')
    Produced 'The Patty Duke
    It took him a full year to rewrite a novel.
    He used cliffhangers to end each chapter.
    He was bipolar.
    He sometimes used a secretary instead of a typewriter of his own to pound out his material.
    He doesn't believe any medium other than books offers total freedom of creative movement.
    He sold a poem for $10 (age 10) and a screenplay to Universal Studios for $250.
    He was an Army Air Corps pilot.
    Most of his material was based on stalwart women surviving a brutal world of ruthless men. Thus, women accounted for the bulk of his readership.
    He won the ultimate entertainment trifecta: a Tony, an Oscar, and an Emmy.
    The authenticity of his material was important to him ('if I write about a place, I have been there… I don't think you can fool the reader').
    His first marriage lasted more than 30 years.

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