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Paddy Chayefsky

Sidney Aaron "Paddy" Chayefsky (January 29, 1923 – August 1, 1981), was an American playwright, screenwriter and novelist. He is the only person to have won three solo Academy Awards for Best Screenplay (the other three-time winners, Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder, have all shared their awards with co-writers).

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    You don’t send a man to his death because you want a hero.
    Paddy Chayefsky (1923–1981)

    Marty: I’m just a fat little man. A fat ugly man.
    Mrs. Pilletti: You’re not ugly.
    Marty: I’m ugly! I’m ugly! I’m ugly!
    —Paddy Chayefsky (1923–1981)

    O Paddy dear, an’ did ye hear the news that’s goin’ round?
    The shamrock is by law forbid to grow on Irish ground!
    No more Saint Patrick’s Day we’ll keep, his colour can’t be seen,
    For there’s a cruel law agin the wearin’ o’ the Green!
    —Unknown. The Wearing of the Green (l. 37–40)