Carol Sobieski

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Carol Sobieski
Born Carol O'Brien
March 16, 1939
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died November 4, 1990(1990-11-04) (aged 51)
Santa Monica, California, United States
Cause of death Liver disease
Occupation Writer
Years active 1964–1990
Spouse(s) James Louis Sobieski
Awards Humanitas Prize
1978 Family

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

Early life[edit]

Sobieski was born Carol O'Brien in Chicago, Illinois in 1930.[1] Her father was a lawyer and her mother a politician and teacher.[1] Five years later, the family moved close to Amarillo in Texas.[1] Sobieski attended Smith College and received her Master's degree in Literature from Trinity College, Dublin.[1] She married lawyer James Louis Sobieski in 1964, and they had three children.[1]

Film career[edit]

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. Sobieski died of liver disease in 1990 in Santa Monica, California.[1] 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.[2]



  1. ^ a b c d e f Cottrell, Debbie Mauldin. "SOBIESKI, CAROL O'BRIEN". Handbook of Texas Online. Retrieved 2008-05-23. 
  2. ^ Brennan, Sandra. "Carol Sobieski > Overview". Allmovie. Retrieved 2008-05-23. [dead link]
  3. ^ Canby, Vincent (1978-03-17). "Casey's Shadow". The New York Times. 

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