Paddy Chayefsky

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Birthday
29, 1923
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Aug 1, 1981 (58)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
29, 1923
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Aug 1, 1981 (58)

About

One of the most acclaimed screenwriters from television's 'golden age' and the only screenwriter to have received three Oscars for Best Screenplay without the help of a co-writer.

Before Fame

His early episodes for the television shows Danger and Manhunt got him a writing job with NBC.

Trivia

His first Oscar was attained in 1955, after his screenplay for 1955's Marty was recognized.

Family Life

He grew up in Bronx, New York, to Ukrainian Jewish parents.

Associated With

He wrote the iconic 1975 film, Network, with the help of his friend and fellow director Sidney Lumet.

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