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News Thu Feb 01 2007

Sydney Sheldon, 89

Author Sidney Sheldon passed away this week at the age of 89. He was a best-selling novelist, playwright, screenwriter and director, and received numerous awards throughout his career, including an Oscar, Tony award and Edgar Allen Poe award for mystery writing. His film screenplays included Easter Parade (1948) and the screen adaptation of Annie Get Your Gun (1950). On TV, Sheldon wrote the scripts for "I Dream of Jeannie," "Hart to Hart" and "The Patty Duke Show." Sheldon was born, and grew up, in Chicago. Read the obituaries at The Seattle Times, The Guardian and CNN.

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