Sidney Sheldon

Novelist, Screenwriter, Producer
For six decades, Sidney Sheldon has spun yarns and stories to the delight of America. First as a screenwriter working in the studio system, then as the creator of popular TV series, and, finally, as an ... Read more »
Born: 02/11/1917 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Writer (39)

Harts in High Season 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material

Sidney Sheldon's Nothing Lasts Forever 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Source Material (from novel)

A Stranger in the Mirror 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Source Material (from novel)

If Tomorrow Comes 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Book as Source Material

The Naked Face 1985 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

Master of the Game 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Source Material (from novel)

Hart to Hart 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Screenplay

Bloodline 1979 (Movie)

("Bloodline") (Source Material (from novel))

The Other Side of Midnight 1977 (Movie)

("The Other Side of Midnight") (Source Material (from novel))

The Patty Duke Show 1963 - 1966 (TV Show)

Writer

Billy Rose's Jumbo 1961 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

All in a Night's Work 1960 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Buster Keaton Story 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Anything Goes 1956 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Pardners 1956 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Birds and the Bees 1956 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

You're Never Too Young 1955 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dream Wife 1953 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Just This Once 1952 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

No Questions Asked 1951 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Easter Parade 1948 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer 1947 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer 1947 (Movie)

(From Story)

Annie Get Your Gun (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Borrowed Hero (Movie)

(Short Story Author)

Hart to Hart: Till Death Do Us Hart (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material

I Dream of Jeannie... 15 Years Later (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material

I Still Dream of Jeannie (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material

Nancy Goes to Rio (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Remains to Be Seen (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Rich, Young and Pretty (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Shadow on the Land (TV Show)

Creator

The Barkleys of Broadway (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Patty Duke Show: Still Rockin' in Brooklyn Heights (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material

Three Guys Named Mike (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Producer (7)

Sidney Sheldon's "The Sands of Time" 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Sidney Sheldon's "Windmills of the Gods" 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Nancy 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Buster Keaton Story 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)

I Dream of Jeannie (TV Show)

Producer

Rage of Angels (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Rage of Angels: The Story Continues (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (5)

On the Inside 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sidney Sheldon's Memories of Midnight 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1990 Miss America Pageant 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Irving Berlin's America (TV Show)

Actor
Director (2)

The Buster Keaton Story 1957 (Movie)

(Director)

Dream Wife 1953 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

For six decades, Sidney Sheldon has spun yarns and stories to the delight of America. First as a screenwriter working in the studio system, then as the creator of popular TV series, and, finally, as an internationally-published best-selling novelist, Sheldon could never be called high brow, but he entertained the multitudes and masses. His credits run from the Cary Grant/Shirley Temple breezy comedy "The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer" (1947), for which he won an Oscar, to "I Dream of Jeannie" and "Hart to Hart" on TV to numerous novels. Sheldon can also boast that every novel he has written has been adapted for the big or small screen. His stage credits co-writing the Tony-winning libretto for Gwen Verdon's signature Broadway musical "Redhead" (1959).

Relationships

Natalie Sheldon

Mother

Jorja Curtright Actor

Wife
Married 1951 until her death May 11, 1985

Mary Dusen

Daughter
married to illustrator Bob Van Dusen mother, Jorja Sheldon

Alexandra Sheldon Actor

Wife
Married 1989 until his death Jan. 30, 2007

Otto Sheldon

Father

EDUCATION

Northwestern University

Evanston , Illinois

Milestones

1988

Donated $100,000 to two New York City high schools to start student newspapers

1969

Published novel "The Naked Face"

1963

Created "The Patty Duke Show" (ABC)

1959

Co-wrote libretto for Broadway musical "Redhead"

1957

Wrote, directed and produced "The Buster Keaton Story"

1953

Wrote, directed and produced "Dream Wife"

1947

Won Oscar for screenplay "The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer"

1940

Wrote screenplay for "Mr. District Attorney in the Carter Case"

1934

Moved to L.A.; worked as script reader at Universal

Created "Hart to Hart" (ABC)

Served in the US Air Force during WWII

Created "I Dream of Jeannie"; also wrote numerous episodes (NBC)

Raised in the Chicago area

Returned to Hollywood after WWII

Created "Nancy" (NBC)

Bonus Trivia

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Sheldon is a part-owner and major investor in Dove Books and Dove Audio. Dove Books became nationally known in 1994 when it published Faye Resnick's recollections of Nicole Brown and O J Simpson and then subsequent memoirs of Simpson trial jurors and others.

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Sheldon has often been interviewed on TV magazine shows and is usually asked how he writes. The answer: he dictates to an assistant who takes shorthand, then transcribes the result into typed pages he reviews.

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Sheldon was inducted into the "Guiness Book of World Records" as the most translated author in the world.

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