Sidney Skolsky

Sidney Skolsky
1905 - 1983

Sidney Skolsky  American Columnist

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Birthday 2nd May, 1905
Birthplace New York, New York, U.S.
Died 3rd May, 1983
Place of Death Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Buried Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Nationality American
Occupation Text Gossip columnist Screenwriter Movie actor Movie producer Radio personality
Occupation Columnist

Sidney Skolsky (2 May 1905 – 3 May 1983) was an American writer best known as a Hollywood gossip columnist. He ranked with Hedda Hopper (with whom he shared a birthday) and Louella Parsons as the premier Hollywood gossip columnists of the first three decades of the sound picture era. A radio personality in addition to having his own syndicated newspaper column, Skolsky also was a screenwriter and movie producer who occasionally acted in the radio and in the movies. Skolsky claimed to be the person who gave the nickname "Oscar" to the Academy Award and was credited for the introduction of the use of the word beefcake.

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Filmography

FilmYearCharacterType
The Legend of Lylah Clare1968HimselfMovie
Don't Make Waves1967ReporterMovie
The Joey Bishop Show1967Himself (5 episodes, 1968-1969)TV Show
The Tonight Show1962HimselfTV Show
Here's Hollywood1960HimselfTV Show
Teacher's Pet1958Sidney SkolskyMovie
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1957Himself (1 episode, 1962)TV Show
The Millionaire1955Reporter (Himself) 1 episode, 1959TV Show
Sunset Blvd.1950Sidney SkolskyMovie
The Corpse Came C.O.D.1947Sidney SkolskyMovie
Tom Dick and Harry1941PhotographerMovie
Gift of Gab1934Movie Magazine ColumnistMovie
Hi, Nellie!1934SkolskyMovie
The Sport Parade1932Newsman SidMovie
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