Writer Sidney Sheldon Dies

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Bestselling novelist Sidney Sheldon has died at 89. Sheldon wrote for films and TV, creating the sitcom I Dream of Jeannie before moving on to novels. He had 18 books on The New York Times bestseller list, including The Other Side of Midnight.


Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.

Best-selling novelist Sidney Sheldon has died at 89. Sheldon created the sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie" in the 1960s about a beautiful genie released from a bottle. If that doesn't sound like fine literature, well, Sheldon was never a critic's darling, but he had 18 books on The New York Times bestseller list, and made it into the "Guinness Book of Records" as the world's most translated author.


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