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11/02/1917 Novelist Sidney Sheldon is born

Sheldon was born in Chicago, Illinois as Sidney Schechtel. He sold his first poem at the age of 10 for $5. Later, he enlisted in the army during WW2, however, his unit was disbanded before he got into combat. He moved to NYC and began progressing with his career, writing musicals, screenplays and novels.


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