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Sy Bartlett (July 10, 1900 – May 29, 1978) was an American author and screenwriter/producer of Hollywood films. Born Sacha Baraniev in Ukraine, he immigrated to the United States at the age of four and adopted the name Sidney Bartlett. Bartlett died in Hollywood on May 29, 1978, aged 77, from cancer. Sy Bartlett was born on July 10, 1900 in the Black Sea seaport of Mykolaiv in southern Ukraine. His parents immigrated to the United States in 1904, settling in Chicago. Bartlett attended Northwestern University and was trained at the Medill School of Journalism.

He worked as a newspaper reporter before moving to Hollywood to become a screenwriter. His first credited work was for RKO Studios in 1933 and he wrote 28 screenplays from 1933 to 1969. In the 1950s he became interested in producing films, and with film star Gregory Peck founded Melville Productions in 1956.

Bartlett enjoyed being a Hollywood socialite in the 1930s and was well known for the Sunday barbecues he frequently hosted. He was sometimes connected by tabloids to scandals on occasion, and married three times, each time to Hollywood actresses – Alice White, Ellen Drew, and Patricia Owens. Of Jewish descent, Bartlett was understandably strongly anti-Nazi, once striking an employee of the German consulate in the face during a nightclub argument.

Following World War II, Bartlett returned to Hollywood and joined 20th Century Fox as a writer. In 1946, he began a collaboration with Beirne Lay which resulted in the 1948 publication of the novel Twelve O'Clock High (Harper & Brothers), and in December 1949, the release of the film based on the same story (work on production began a year before publication).

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sy Bartlett (July 10, 1900 – May 29, 1978) was an American author and screenwriter/producer of Hollywood films. Born Sacha Baraniev in Ukraine, he immigrated to the United States at the age of four and adopted the name Sidney Bartlett. Bartlett died in Hollywood on May 29, 1978, aged 77, from cancer. Sy Bartlett was born on July 10, 1900 in the Black Sea seaport of Mykolaiv in southern Ukraine. His parents immigrated to the United States in 1904, settling in Chicago. Bartlett attended Northwestern University and was trained at the Medill School of Journalism.

He worked as a newspaper reporter before moving to Hollywood to become a screenwriter. His first credited work was for RKO Studios in 1933 and he wrote 28 screenplays from 1933 to 1969. In the 1950s he became interested in producing films, and with film star Gregory Peck founded Melville Productions in 1956.

Bartlett enjoyed being a Hollywood socialite in the 1930s and was well known for the Sunday barbecues he frequently hosted. He was sometimes connected by tabloids to scandals on occasion, and married three times, each time to Hollywood actresses – Alice White, Ellen Drew, and Patricia Owens. Of Jewish descent, Bartlett was understandably strongly anti-Nazi, once striking an employee of the German consulate in the face during a nightclub argument.

Following World War II, Bartlett returned to Hollywood and joined 20th Century Fox as a writer. In 1946, he began a collaboration with Beirne Lay which resulted in the 1948 publication of the novel Twelve O'Clock High (Harper & Brothers), and in December 1949, the release of the film based on the same story (work on production began a year before publication).

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 28

Birthday 1900-07-10

Day of Death 1978-05-29

Place of Birth Mykolaiv, Ukraine

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Also Known As

  • Cy Bartlett
  • Sidney S. Bartlett

Writing TV ShowsMovies

1969 Che!Story
1968 In Enemy CountryStory
1963 A Gathering of EaglesScreenplay
1959 Beloved InfidelScreenplay
1958 The Big CountryScreenplay
1955 The Last CommandStory
1955 That LadyWriter
1953 The Red BeretAdaptation
1949 Twelve O'Clock HighNovel
1949 Twelve O'Clock HighScreenplay
1949 Down to the Sea in ShipsStory
1949 Down to the Sea in ShipsScreenplay
1947 13 Rue MadeleineScreenplay
1944 The Princess and the PirateStory
1942 Two Yanks in TrinidadStory
1942 Two Yanks in TrinidadScreenplay
1941 Road to ZanzibarStory
1940 Sandy Gets Her ManWriter
1939 The Amazing Mr. WilliamsStory
1939 The Amazing Mr. WilliamsScreenplay
1938 Cocoanut GroveScreenplay
1938 Sergeant MurphyStory
1937 Danger PatrolScreenplay
1936 Under Your SpellStory
1936 Boulder DamScreenplay
1936 The Murder of Dr. HarriganScreenplay
1935 Going HighbrowScreenplay
1934 Kansas City PrincessStory
1934 Kansas City PrincessScreenplay
1933 The Big BrainStory
1933 The Big BrainScreenplay

Production

1969 Che!Producer
1962 Cape FearProducer
1959 Pork Chop HillProducer

Acting

1934 The Hollywood Gad-About as Himself (uncredited)

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