Sidney produced as well as directed and wrote Dream Wife (1953), but was replaced on producing credits by Dore Schary, the head of MGM at the time, who felt he was getting too much on-screen credit.
Sidney's novels have sold over 300 million copies worldwide.
In addition to creating and producing I Dream Of Jeannie, Sidney also wrote over 25 episodes of the series, under 2 different aliases as well as his real name.
Sidney was married twice, to Gorja Curtright from 1951 until her death in 1985, and to Alexandra Kostoff, from 1989 until his death.
Sidney's daughter Mary is also a writer, author of Wish Upon A Star.
Sidney is listed in the Guinness Book Of World Records as the world's most translated author, with his books selling in 108 countries in 51 languages.
Sidney first became a published writer at the age of 10 when his father submitted one of his poems to the "Wee Wisdom" magazine.
Sidney published his autobiography, "The Other Side Of Me," in 2005.
Sidney produced an unsold sitcom pilot for NBC called "Walt's Girls" with Craig Stevens in 1968.
Sidney was given the Visionary Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 11, 2004.
Sidney won the Writers' Guild Of America award for Best Written American Musical for Screen for Easter Parade (1948) (shared with Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett) and Annie Get Your Gun (1950) and was nominated for the same award for Billy Rose's Jumbo (1962).
Sidney has a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame at 6739 Hollywood Boulevard.
Sidney won the Oscar for Best Writing and Original Screenplay for The Bachelor And The Bobby-Soxer (1947).
Sidney wrote 22 novels, including The Other Side Of Midnight (1973), which was made into a motion picture in 1977.
Sidney Sheldon: Some of the most flattering fan mails I get are from women who want to know how I can understand and write like a woman, and that pleases me very much because I love women.
Sidney Sheldon: Usually, when people get to the end of a chapter, they close the book and go to sleep. I deliberately write a book so when the reader gets to the end of the chapter, he or she must turn one more page.
Sidney Sheldon: As I dictate, other characters come in and the story begins to form, and I really talk the story.