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Carol Sobieski (March 16 1939November 4 1990) was an Americanmarker screenwriter whose work included the scripts for Annie (1982) and Fried Green Tomatoes (1991).


Early life

Sobieski was born Carol O'Brien in Chicagomarker, Illinoismarker in 1930. Her father was a lawyer and her mother a politician and teacher. Five years later, the family moved close to Amarillomarker in Texasmarker. Sobieski attended Smith Collegemarker and received her Master's degree in Literature from Trinity College, Dublinmarker. She married lawyer James Louis Sobieski in 1964, and they had three children.

Film career

In 1978, Sobieski won the Humanitas Prize for the television series Family. She was nominated for two Emmy Awards, for Harry S. Truman: Plain Speaking in 1977, and Sarah, Plain and Tall in 1991. For the 1982 film Annie, she was nominated for the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screenplay. Sobieski died of liver disease in 1990 in Santa Monica, Californiamarker. The 1991 film Fried Green Tomatoes won Sobieski (posthumously) and author Fannie Flagg the 1991 USC Scripter Award. They were also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.



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