Paddy Chayefsky

Paddy Chayefsky

Original Name Sidney
Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 1 Aug 1981 (aged 58)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 2389 · View Source
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Author/Playwright/Screenwriter. One of Hollywood's most celebrated authors. He received a Purple Heart while serving in the United States Army during World War II. While convalescing from his injuries, he began writing stories. In 1953, his television adaptation of "Marty" was so successful that it was made into a feature film two years later. He earned his first of three Academy Awards for the screenplay. In addition to his movie screenplays, he also wrote several Broadway plays. In 1960, his play "The Tenth Man" earned him a Tony Award when it was voted Best Play. His other two Academy Awards for screenwriting came in 1972 for "The Hospital" and in 1977 for "Network." His final screenplay was a 1980 adaptation of his novel "Altered States." He was so upset at the way the director had the actors deliver their lines that he had his name removed from the movie credits.

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BELOVED HUSBAND AND FATHER

NOTED AUTHOR, PLAYWRIGHT
AND HUMANIST


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  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 2389
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Paddy Chayefsky (29 Jan 1923–1 Aug 1981), Find a Grave Memorial no. 2389, citing Sharon Gardens Cemetery, Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .