Paddy Chayefsky

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Sidney Aaron "Paddy" Chayefsky (January 29, 1923 – August 1, 1981) was an American playwright, screenwriter and novelist.wikipedia
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Network (1976 film)

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As a screenwriter, he received three Academy Awards for Marty (1955), The Hospital (1971) and Network (1976).
Network is a 1976 American satirical drama film written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Sidney Lumet, about a fictional television network, UBS, and its struggle with poor ratings.

Marty (film)

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As a screenwriter, he received three Academy Awards for Marty (1955), The Hospital (1971) and Network (1976).
The screenplay was written by Paddy Chayefsky, expanding upon his 1953 teleplay of the same name, which was broadcast on The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse and starred Rod Steiger in the title role.

The Hospital

As a screenwriter, he received three Academy Awards for Marty (1955), The Hospital (1971) and Network (1976).
The Hospital was written by Paddy Chayefsky, who was awarded the 1972 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Television Hall of Fame

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Chayefsky was part of the inaugural class of inductees into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Television Hall of Fame.
The first ceremony in 1984 celebrated the careers of Lucille Ball, Milton Berle, Paddy Chayefsky, Norman Lear, Edward R. Murrow, William S. Paley and David Sarnoff.

Golden Age of Television

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He was one of the most renowned dramatists of the Golden Age of Television.
Critics and viewers looked forward to new teleplays by Paddy Chayefsky, Horton Foote, Tad Mosel, Reginald Rose, Rod Serling, William Templeton, Gore Vidal and others.

Slice of life

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Martin Gottfried wrote in All His Jazz that Chayefsky was "the most successful graduate of television's slice of life school of naturalism."
During the 1950s, the phrase was commonly used in critical reviews of live television dramas, notably teleplays by JP Miller, Paddy Chayefsky, and Reginald Rose.

DeWitt Clinton High School

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He attended DeWitt Clinton High School, where he served as editor of the school's literary magazine, "The Magpie."

Middle of the Night

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The seventh season of Philco Television Playhouse began September 19, 1954 with E. G. Marshall and Eva Marie Saint in Chayefsky's Middle of the Night, a play which relocated to Broadway theaters 15 months later; In 1956, Middle of the Night opened on Broadway with Edward G. Robinson and Gena Rowlands, and its success led to a national tour.
The screenplay was adapted by Paddy Chayefsky from his Broadway play of the same name.

Robert Q. Lewis

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During the late 1940s, he began working full-time on short stories and radio scripts, and during that period, he was a gagwriter for radio host Robert Q. Lewis.
Among those who served as writers on Lewis's radio programmes were playwright Neil Simon, author and dramatist Paddy Chayefsky, and radio comedy writer Goodman Ace.

Marty (teleplay)

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In 1953, Chayefsky wrote Marty, which was premiered on The Philco Television Playhouse, with Rod Steiger and Nancy Marchand.
"Marty" is a 1953 television play by Paddy Chayefsky.

Eva Marie Saint

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The seventh season of Philco Television Playhouse began September 19, 1954 with E. G. Marshall and Eva Marie Saint in Chayefsky's Middle of the Night, a play which relocated to Broadway theaters 15 months later; In 1956, Middle of the Night opened on Broadway with Edward G. Robinson and Gena Rowlands, and its success led to a national tour.
In 1955, Saint was nominated for her first Emmy for "Best Actress In A Single Performance" on The Philco Television Playhouse, for playing the young mistress of middle-aged E. G. Marshall in Middle of the Night by Paddy Chayefsky.

Gideon (play)

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Guthrie received another nomination for Chayefsky's Gideon, as did actor Fredric March.
Gideon, a play by Paddy Chayefsky, is a seriocomic treatment of the story of Gideon, a judge in the Old Testament.

A Double Life (1947 film)

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He studied acting at the Actor's Lab and Kanin got him a bit part in the film A Double Life.
Critic Jerry Renshaw wrote, "A Double Life is an unusually intelligent, literate noir that is a classy departure from the pulpy "B" atmospherics often associated with the genre. Keep an eye out for Paddy Chayefsky and John Derek in minuscule bit parts."

Rod Steiger

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In 1953, Chayefsky wrote Marty, which was premiered on The Philco Television Playhouse, with Rod Steiger and Nancy Marchand.
On May 24, 1953, Steiger played the title role in Paddy Chayefsky's "Marty" episode of the Goodyear Television Playhouse.

The Passion of Josef D.

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Chayefsky's final Broadway theatrical production, a play based on the life of Joseph Stalin, The Passion of Josef D, received unfavorable reviews and ran for only 15 performances.
The Passion of Josef D is a play by Paddy Chayefsky based on the life of Josef Stalin.

James Garner

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James Garner, who replaced him, lacked theatrical experience and had difficulty with speeches Chayefsky wrote for him.
He starred in several television series over more than five decades, including popular roles such as Bret Maverick in the 1950s western series Maverick and as Jim Rockford in the 1970s private detective show, The Rockford Files. He played leading roles in more than 50 theatrical films, including The Great Escape (1963) with Steve McQueen, Paddy Chayefsky's The Americanization of Emily (1964) with Julie Andrews, Grand Prix (1966), Blake Edwards's Victor/Victoria (1982), and Murphy's Romance (1985) with Sally Field, for which he received an Academy Award nomination.

The Goddess (1958 film)

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He also commenced work on The Goddess, the story of the rise and fall of a movie star resembling Monroe.
Written by Paddy Chayefsky, the film is an in-depth character study about the life of a troubled, lonely girl who becomes a movie star, adored by millions, but miserable in her private life.

Fred Coe

Philco Television Playhouse producer Fred Coe saw the Danger and Manhunt episodes and enlisted Chayefsky to adapt the story It Happened on the Brooklyn Subway about a photographer on a New York City Subway train who reunites a concentration camp survivor with his long-lost wife.
Coe was known as a patron saint of writers, discovering or advancing the careers of Paddy Chayefsky, Horton Foote, Tad Mosel, JP Miller, David Swift, N. Richard Nash, A.E. Hotchner, Herb Gardner, David Shaw, and many others.

The 20th Century Fox Hour

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Chayefsky's The Great American Hoax was broadcast May 15, 1957 during the second season of The 20th Century Fox Hour.
Following his Philco Television Playhouse years, Paddy Chayefsky's The Great American Hoax, starring Ed Wynn, was seen May 15, 1957 during the second season.

Burt Lancaster

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Producer Harold Hecht encountered resistance to the Marty project from his partner Burt Lancaster the beginning, with Lancaster "only tolerating" it.
Their first was Marty (1955), based on Paddy Chayefsky's TV play starring Ernest Borgnine and directed by Delbert Mann.

The Bronx

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Chayefsky's early stories were frequently influenced by the author's childhood in The Bronx.
Paddy Chayefsky's Academy Award-winning Marty was the most notable examination of working class Bronx life was also explored by Chayefsky in his 1956 film The Catered Affair, and in the 1993 Robert De Niro/Chazz Palminteri film, A Bronx Tale, Spike Lee's 1999 movie Summer of Sam, centered in an Italian-American Bronx community, 1994's I Like It Like That that takes place in the predominantly Puerto Rican neighborhood of the South Bronx, and Doughboys, the story of two Italian-American brothers in danger of losing their bakery thanks to one brother's gambling debts.

Printer's Measure

He submitted more work to Philco, including Printer's Measure, The Bachelor Party (1953) and The Big Deal (1953).
"Printer's Measure" is an episode of the TV anthology series The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse written by Paddy Chayefsky.

Joshua Logan

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During the London production of this musical, Chayefsky encountered Joshua Logan, a future collaborator, and Garson Kanin, who invited Chayefsky to collaborate with him on a documentary of the Allied invasion, The True Glory.
Logan returned to Broadway, directing Middle of the Night by Paddy Chayefsky which ran 477 performances.

Harold Hecht

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Chayefsky was initially uninterested when producer Harold Hecht sought to buy film rights for Marty for Hecht-Hill-Lancaster.
The teleplay was written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Delbert Mann.

Martin Ransohoff

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Although Chayefsky wished only to do original screenplays, he was persuaded by producer Martin Ransohoff to adapt the William Bradford Huie novel The Americanization of Emily. The novel dealt with interservice rivalries prior to the Normandy landings during World War II, with a love story at the center of the plot.
Garner was also in Ransohoff's next two films, both of which were directed by Arthur Hiller: The Wheeler Dealers (1963) and The Americanization of Emily (1964); the latter, based on a script by Paddy Chayefsky, was particularly praised.