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novelist , screenwriter

Sidney Leo Stebel, American screenwriter, novelist.


Stebel, Sidney Leo was born on June 28, 1923 in Sioux City, Iowa, United States. Son of Abraham and Anna (Wislicki) Stebel.


Bachelor, University Southern California, 1949.


Managing editor University Southern California Alumni magazine, Los Angeles, 1954-1956. Advertising director Cummins Huddle Restaurants, 1957-1958. Partner, creative director Weverka & Associates Advertising Agency, Inc., 1959-1967.

Freelance writer, script consultant Los Angeles and Australia, since 1967. Workshop leader Santa Barbara (California) Writers Conference, since 1972. Lecturer Masters of Professional Writing program University South Carolina, 1991.


  • Other Work

    • Screenwriter: (films) Picnic at Hanging Rock (Best Film Australian Film Awards), Storm Boy (Best Film Australian Film Awards), Dreams of Marianne, The Cowboy and the Cossack, Pacific Blues, Rooster, (television series) Streets of San Francisco, Columbo, (television pilots) One Step Beyond, River Boy, Guest in the House, (television films) Ghetto Doctor, Revolution of Antonio De Leon. Novelist: The Widowmaster, The Collaborator, Main Street, The Vorovich Affair, Spring Thaw, The Boss's Wife. Biographer: The Shoe Leather Treatment.

      Author: Make Your Subconscious Your Partner in the Writing Process and Double Your Creative Power. Playwright: The Way Out, (one-man show for Henry Fonda) Fathers Against Sons, Next in Line (adapted from R. Bradbury). Columnist: Thrillseeking, Los Angeles Times Sunday Book Review, Eye Spy, Los Angeles Herald-Examiner Sunday Book Review.

      Literature critic Double Your Creative Power, 1996. Contributor numerous articles to other newspapers, professor journals.


Member University Southern California Public Relations Advisory Council. With public relations, advisor Southern California Citizens for Kennedy-Johnson, Los Angeles, 1960. Board directors Friends of Santa Monica (California) Mountains, Los Angeles, 1964.

Served as sergeant United States Air Force, 1943-1946, PTO. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association United States of America West (secretary international chapter), Writers Guild American West.


Married Jan Mary Dingler. 1 child, Patricia Annual.

Abraham Stebel

Anna (Wislicki) Stebel

Jan Mary Dingler

Patricia Annual Stebel