Tell Me Your Dreams
List Price: $14.45
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Size: 4.37" wide x 7.01" long x 0.81" tall
Sidney Sheldon, 1917 - 2007 Born in Chicago in 1917, Sheldon entered Northwestern University on a scholarship in 1935, but was soon forced to drop out by the economic hardships of the Depression. He went to Manhattan in hopes of becoming a songwriter, but decided to try the west coast where he was hired as a reader by Universal Studios. He had managed to break into screenwriting on a modest basis when World War II broke out, but the Army Air Force quickly discharged him for medical reasons. After attempting to write musicals and comedies for the New York stage, Sheldon returned to Hollywood. His acclaim as a scriptwriter was capped by the Oscar he won for the screenplay of The Bachelor and the Bobbysoxer (RKO, 1947. The following year, Sheldon collaborated with Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett on the script for the highly successful MGM musical, Irving Berlin's Easter Parade. That script earned him the Screen Writers Guild award for best musical of the year, as did Sheldon's adaptation of Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun in 1950. he has also won a Tony Award for the book for the musical, Redhead, and an Edgar for the best mystery novel of 1970, The Naked Face. Sheldon wrote his first book at age fifty-three and has also written and produced several successful television series, including "The Patty Duke Show," "I Dream of Jeannie," and "Hart to Hart.". One of the world's best-selling writers, Sheldon decided to try writing a novel when he got an idea that he could not adapt to a play or a screenplay. He died on January 30, 2007.