Clancy Sigal

Clancy Sigal is the child of a love affair between two labor organizers, Jennie Persily and Leo Sigal. Jennie, a single mother, raised Clancy on her own, with a mostly absent father. After an army stint, he worked as an entertainment agent. Sigal arrived as an immigrant in Great Britain, where he met and commenced a four-year affair with the writer Doris Lessing. Currently he lives in Los Angeles with his screenwriter wife, Janice Tidwell. He is the author of the novel Going Away and Black Sunset, among other works.


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Hollywood! With the Reddish Tinge: Clancy Sigal’s 1950s


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