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Sidney Aaron "Paddy" Chayefsky (January 29, 1923 – August 1, 1981) was an American playwright, screenwriter and novelist. He is the only person to have won three solo Academy Awards for writing both adapted and original screenplays.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paddy_Chayefsky
Sidney Aaron "Paddy" Chayefsky (January 29, 1923 – August 1, 1981) was an American playwright, screenwriter and novelist. He is the only person to have won three solo Academy Awards for writing both adapted and original screenplays.
- Playwright, novelist, screenwriter
- City College of New York (1943)
Paddy Chayefsky, Writer: Network. Author, producer and composer who earned a Bachelor of Science degree from CCNY, then a Purple Heart during World War II while serving in the US Army. Joining ASCAP in 1955, his chief musical collaborators included George Bassman and Harry Warren.
- Writer, Actor, Producer
- August 1, 1981
- January 29, 1923
Sidney Aaron Chayefsky received his more familiar nickname of Paddy while in the army during World War II. One Friday night, pork was being served in the mess hall. Rather than eat food forbidden him as an orthodox Jew, he said, in a put-on Irish brogue, that he was forbidden from eating meat on a Friday.
- Sidney Aaron Chayefsky
Chayefsky then studied languages at Fordham University. He joined the U.S. Army during World War II, where he received both a Purple Heart and the nickname Paddy. Serving in the 104th Infantry Division, Chayefsky was near Aachen, Germany when he was wounded
Jul 28, 2021 · Paddy Chayefsky, original name Sidney Aaron Chayefsky, (born January 29, 1923, New York, New York, U.S.—died August 1, 1981, New York City), American playwright and screenwriter whose work was part of the flowering of television drama in the 1950s. He also wrote several critically acclaimed films.
Apr 24, 2019 · Oscar-winning writer Paddy Chayefsky was a Broadway staple and close friend of Bob Fosse. Here's a bit more about the man who inspired Norbert Leo Butz's character on Fosse/Verdon.
Aug 09, 1981 · Paddy Chayefsky died on Saturday, Aug. 1, in the final act of a life as complex and colorful as anything he wrote, and in the middle of his return to the theater he viewed with love and anguish.