Carol Sobieski

Screenwriter, Licensed pilot
Award-winning screen and TV writer who began writing episodes for the popular 1960s TV series "Mr. Novak", "The Mod Squad", "Peyton Place" and "Fame Is the Name of the Game". Sobieski created independent and adventurous ... Read more »
Born: 03/16/1939 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Writer (22)

Money for Nothing 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Fried Green Tomatoes 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Winter People 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Bourne Identity 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Screenplay

A Place to Call Home 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Screenplay

Sylvester 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Annie 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Toy 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Honeysuckle Rose 1980 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Casey's Shadow 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sunshine Part II 1976 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sunshine Part II 1976 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

Sunshine 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Screenplay

A Little Game (TV Show)

Screenplay

Amelia Earhart (TV Show)

Screenplay

Dial Hot Line (TV Show)

Screenplay

Reflections of Murder (TV Show)

Screenplay

Sarah, Plain and Tall (TV Show)

Screenplay

Sunshine Christmas (TV Show)

Screenplay

The Neon Ceiling (TV Show)

Screenplay

The Women's Room (TV Show)

Screenplay

Where the Ladies Go (TV Show)

Screenplay
Producer (2)

Winter People 1989 (Movie)

supervising producer (Producer)

Annie 1982 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Biography

Award-winning screen and TV writer who began writing episodes for the popular 1960s TV series "Mr. Novak", "The Mod Squad", "Peyton Place" and "Fame Is the Name of the Game". Sobieski created independent and adventurous women in the made-for-TV movies "The Neon Ceiling" (1971), "Amelia Earhart" (1976), her adaptation of Marilyn French's best-selling feminist novel "The Women's Room" (1980), "A Place to Call Home" (1987) and "Sarah, Plain and Tall" (1991). Her television work ranged from the sentimental dramas "Sunshine" (1973) and "Sunshine Christmas" (1977) to the thrillers "Reflections of Murder" (1974) and "The Bourne Identity" (1988).

Sobieski scripted her first feature, "Sunshine Part II" in 1975 and subsequently wrote "Casey's Shadow" (1978), "Honeysuckle Rose" (1980), John Huston's misbegotten film of the Broadway musical "Annie" (1982) and Tim Hunter's teen film "Sylvester" (1985). She received a posthumous Oscar nomination for adapting (with novelist Fannie Flagg) the strongly feminist "Fried Green Tomatoes" (1991), Flagg's moving novel about independent-spirited, convention-spurning women living in the South in the 1930s.

Relationships

Emeline Sobieski

Daughter

Mona Sobieski

Daughter

James Sobieski

Son

Frank O'Brien

Father

Emeline O'Brien

Mother

James Sobieski

Husband
married on November 22, 1964

EDUCATION

Trinity College

Dublin 1961

Smith College

Northampton , Massachusetts 1960

Milestones

1991

Earned posthumous Oscar nomination for "Fried Green Tomatoes"

1969

Wrote first TV movie, "Dial Hot Line"

1964

Moved to Los Angeles; first writing assignments on TV series "Mister Novak" and "Peyton Place"

Wrote one-man show about Harry S. Truman called "Plain Speaking"

Raised in Amarillo, Texas

Was an adjunct professor at USC's School of Cinematography

Bonus Trivia

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Sobieski died of amyloidosis, a blood plasma disease.

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In presenting the Paddy Chayefsky Laurel award to Sobieski posthumously, Writers Guild of America West president, George Kirgo said: "her legacy to us is a remarkable gallery of strong, smart, independent women".

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