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Ed Sikov (b 1957 Pennsylvania-) is an openly gay American film scholar and author. His books include Mr. Strangelove: A Biography of Peter Sellers (published in 2002), On Sunset Boulevard: The Life and Times of Billy Wilder (published in 1998), and Laughing Hysterically: American Screen Comedies of the 1950s (published in 1994).
Total Books: 20
Sikov was born in Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania and has a Ph.D. from Columbia University. He has lived in New York City since 1979, and currently lives with his partner, Bruce Schackman.
Sikov's most recent book is a textbook - Film Studies: An Introduction; before that was Dark Victory: The Life of Bette Davis (Henry Holt, 2007). He recorded a commentary track for the Special Collector's Edition DVD of Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard, and is often called upon as a film expert for articles and documentaries, such as the 10-part American Cinema series produced by the New York Center for Visual History in association with the BBC and PBS. He has also written for the British and US editions of Premiere magazine as well as for Out, The Advocate, Connoisseur, Spy, Village Voice and Film Quarterly.
Sikov has taught film studies at several colleges and universities, including Colorado College, Columbia University, and his alma mater, Haverford College, where his course "Sex and Gender on Film" was one of the most popular on campus.