Producer-novelist Sydney Sheldon Dies At Age 89
Sydney Sheldon, a prolific writer of Broadway plays, movies, TV shows, and novels, died Tuesday of pneumonia in Rancho Mirage, CA at age 89. In his later years, he gained fame as a best-selling novelist with such titles as Rage of Angels, The Other Side of Midnight, Master of the Game and If Tomorrow Comes. Sheldon was also a TV producer, generally writing the shows he produced, including dramas and miniseries based on his novels. Among his most successful TV series were The Patty Duke Show and I Dream of Jeannie.