Sidney Sheldon has donated his literary collection to the UCLA Library.
Collection includes manuscripts, scripts, research materials and correspondence relating to his more than 200 TV scripts, 25 features, six Broadway plays, 18 novels and a memoir. It will be housed in the Arts Library Special Collections.
UCLA also announced it has awarded the Sidney Sheldon Scholarship Award for Screenwriting to Yule Caise for his script “Snail Trails,” a coming-of-age story about an 8-year-old and his single mother living in a basement apartment in Oakland in 1967.
Sheldon won an Oscar for “The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer” and wrote the screenplays for “Easter Parade” and “Annie Get Your Gun.” He won a Tony for the musical “Redhead” and created TV shows “The Patty Duke Show,” “I Dream of Jeannie” and “Hart to Hart.”
Sheldon also has sold more than 300 million books.