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also known as Paddy Chayefsky


Sidney Aaron Chayefsky was an American playwright, screenwriter and novelist. He is the one of only two people to have won three solo Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He was considered one of the most renowned dramatists of the so-called Golden Age of Television. His intimate, realistic scripts provided a naturalistic style of television drama for the 1950s.


He graduated with a degree in accounting, and then studied languages at Fordham University.


  • Television plays

    • 1950-55 Danger 1951-52 Manhunt 1951-60 Goodyear Playhouse 1952-54 Philco Television Playhouse 1952 Holiday Song 1952 The Reluctant Citizen 1953 Printer's Measure 1953 Marty 1953 The Big Deal 1953 The Bachelor Party

  • science fiction novel

    • Altered States

  • stage plays.

    • No T.O. for Love (1945) Middle of the Night (1956) The Tenth Man (1959) Gideon (1961) The Passion of Josef D. (1964) The Latent Heterosexual (originally titled The Accountant's Tale or The Case of the Latent Heterosexual) (1968).


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