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Paddy Chayefsky
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Sidney Aaron Chayefsky

(1923-01-29)January 29, 1923
Died August 1, 1981(1981-08-01) (aged 58)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Cause of death Lung cancer
Resting place Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, New York
Alma mater City College of New York (1943)
Occupation Playwright, novelist and screenwriter
Years active 1944–1980
Susan Sackler (m. 1949)
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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. He won an Academy, BAFTA and Golden Globe Award.

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