Sidney Sheldon

Sidney Sheldon, a prolific writer in many mediums who is best known for his many novels and for creating the television series "I Dream of Jeannie," but who flourished as a Broadway playwright and librettist in the 1940s and '50s, died Jan. 30, 2007, the New York Times reported. He was 89. He died of complications from pneumonia at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, according to the paper.

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  • Born: Feb 11, 1917 in Chicago, IL, USA
  • Death: Jan 30, 2007 in Rancho Mirage, CA