Thursday, March 25, 2010
Besides that, Sidney Sheldon was the only writer to have won an Oscar, a Tony, an Edgar, and an Emmy Nomination:
The Oscar – 1948 – For his Best Writing, Original Screenplay: The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer.
The Tony* - 1959 - For his musical Redhead.
The Edgar – 1969 – For The Naked Face.
The Emmy - 1967 - For his I Dream of Jeannie.
During his long life he enjoyed three careers - a Broadway playwright, a Hollywood TV and movie screenwriter, and a best-selling novelist. But, among all his works, it´s known that Sheldon liked to write his books mostly. And, curiously, most of his readers were women. Asked about that, he said: “I like to write about women, who are talented and capable, but most important, retain their femininity. Women have tremendous power - their femininity, because men can't do without it.”
Sheldon struggled with bipolar disorder for years, as detailed in his autobiography published in 2005, The Other Side of Me.