This Day in Jewish History / 'Network’ Dramatist Whose Career Began With a Land Mine Dies

Paddy Chayefsky refused surgery for cancer because he thought doctors whom he had savaged in 'The Hospital’ might take revenge.

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On August 1, 1981, Sidney “Paddy” Chayefsky, one of the 20th century’s most acclaimed dramatists, died at the age of 58. Chayefsky was the only person to have won three Oscars by himself for original...