Sidney Sheldon

1917 - 2007

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Sidney Sheldon (February 11, 1917 – January 30, 2007) was an American writer. He was prominent in the 1930s, first working on Broadway plays, and then in motion pictures, notably writing the successful comedy The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947), which earned him an Oscar in 1948. He went on to work in television, where over twenty years he created The Patty Duke Show (1963–66), I Dream of Jeannie (1965–70), and Hart to Hart (1979–84). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sidney Sheldon has received more than 2,329,463 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 59 in 2019). Sidney Sheldon is the 564th most popular writer (down from 524th in 2019), the 577th most popular biography from United States (down from 540th in 2019) and the 54th most popular American Writer.

Sidney Sheldon is most famous for his novels, which are usually suspenseful and romantic.

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Notable Works

Rage of Angels
The Other Side of Midnight
A Stranger in the Mirror
The best laid plans
If tomorrow comes


Among writers, Sidney Sheldon ranks 564 out of 7,302Before him are George Eliot, Dino Buzzati, Ivan Bunin, Georges Perec, Ausonius, and Marina Tsvetaeva. After him are A. A. Milne, Faxian, Romain Gary, William S. Burroughs, Al-Zamakhshari, and Harry Martinson.

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Among people born in 1917, Sidney Sheldon ranks 16Before him are Frederica of Hanover, I. M. Pei, Ferdinand Marcos, Anthony Burgess, Ernest Borgnine, and Christian de Duve. After him are Joan Clarke, Kenan Evren, James Rainwater, Otto Günsche, Joan Fontaine, and Jean-Pierre Melville. Among people deceased in 2007, Sidney Sheldon ranks 16Before him are Anna Nicole Smith, Mstislav Rostropovich, Paul Tibbets, Kurt Vonnegut, Mohammed Zahir Shah, and Carlo Ponti. After him are Benazir Bhutto, Kai Siegbahn, Maurice Béjart, Ryszard Kapuściński, Jean-Pierre Cassel, and Sri Chinmoy.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sidney Sheldon ranks 577 out of 20,380Before him are Steven Tyler (1948), Arthur Compton (1892), John Coltrane (1926), Babe Ruth (1895), Harry Belafonte (1927), and Roy Orbison (1936). After him are Stanley Cohen (1922), Matt Damon (1970), William S. Burroughs (1914), Hugh Everett III (1930), Jennifer Aniston (1969), and Frank Abagnale (1948).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Sidney Sheldon ranks 54Before him are Tom Clancy (1947), Alvin Toffler (1928), Tennessee Williams (1911), Richard Bach (1936), Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804), and T. S. Eliot (1888). After him are William S. Burroughs (1914), James Baldwin (1924), Allen Ginsberg (1926), Ellen G. White (1827), Theodore Dreiser (1871), and Napoleon Hill (1883).