Paddy chayefsky books and plays
He is the only person to have won three solo Academy Awards for writing both adapted and original screenplays. He was one of the most renowned dramatists of the Golden Age of Television. His intimate, realistic scripts provided a naturalistic style of television drama for the s, dramatizing the lives of ordinary Americans. Following his critically acclaimed teleplays, Chayefsky became a noted playwright and novelist. The movie Marty was based on his own television drama about two lonely people finding love.
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Paddy Chayefsky died on Saturday, Aug. He had not written a play for 17 years, but at the time of his death he was working on a new drama. And memories of those gentler years when he was one of Broadway's most active and imaginative playwrights flood back to his friends and colleagues -and I am proud to have been one of them. Between and , I co-produced three plays by Paddy Chayefsky on Broadway. It ran for two years in New York and a year on the road. Also successful was ''Gideon'' in , which starred Fredric March and was loosely adapted from the Old Testament.