Sidney Carroll

TV Writer

1913 – 1988


Who was Sidney Carroll?

Sidney Carroll was a film and television screenwriter. Although Carroll wrote most frequently for television, he is perhaps best remembered today for writing the screenplay for The Hustler for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. He has also won Emmys for the documentaries The Louvre and China and the Forbidden City. In 1957, Carroll won an Edgar Award, in the category Best Episode in a TV Series, for writing "The Fine Art of Murder", an installment of the ABC program Omnibus. He wrote the screenplays for the 1974 Richard Chamberlain television version of The Count of Monte Cristo as well as the original story for the Michael Caine heist movie Gambit. He continued to write for television until 1986.

Carroll was married to Broadway lyricist June Carroll from 1940 until his death. He is the father of prize-winning novelist Jonathan Carroll.


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May 25, 1913
Also known as
  • Sydney Carroll
  • United States of America
Nov 3, 1988
Los Angeles

on July 23, 2013