Born: February 11, 1917
Died: January 30, 2007
Biography: Sidney Sheldon was an Academy Award-winning American writer. His TV works spanned a 20-year period during which he created The Patty Duke Show, I Dream of Jeannie and Hart to Hart, but he became most famous after he turned 50 and began writing best-selling novels such as Master of the Game, The Other Side of Midnight and Rage of Angels. He is the seventh best selling writer of all time.