Sidney Carroll: American screenwriter (born: 1913 - died: 1988)
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Sidney Carroll
American screenwriter

Sidney Carroll

Sidney Carroll
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Intro American screenwriter
Was Screenwriter
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 25 May 1913, New York City, New York, USA
Death 3 November 1988 (aged 75 years)
Star sign Gemini
Children: Jonathan Carroll
Harvard University
Edgar Award  
The details (from wikipedia)


Sidney Carroll (May 25, 1913 – November 3, 1988) was an American film and television screenwriter. Although Carroll wrote most frequently for television, he is perhaps best remembered today for writing the screenplays for The Hustler (1961) for which he was nominated for an Academy Award and for A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966). He has also won Emmys for the documentaries The Louvre (1978) and China and the Forbidden City (1963). In 1957, Carroll won an Edgar Award, in the category Best Episode in a TV Series, for writing "The Fine Art of Murder", an installment of the ABC program Omnibus. He wrote the screenplays for the 1974 Richard Chamberlain television version of The Count of Monte Cristo as well as the original story for the Michael Caine heist movie Gambit. He continued to write for television until 1986.

Carroll is also remembered for a remarkable story called None Before Me which Ray Bradbury included in the anthology Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow. It describes a lonely miser who becomes fascinated by a lavish dollhouse. Bradbury's book is an anthology of fantasy stories, and it is only in the last sentence that the story turns to fantasy, with rather startling results.

Carroll was married to Broadway lyricist June Carroll from 1940 until his death. He is the father of prize-winning novelist Jonathan Carroll. He graduated from Harvard University in 1934.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 25 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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