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
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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