Writer Sidney Sheldon Dies
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
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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