Sheridan Gibney shared Academy Awards with co-writer Pierre Collings for original story and screenplay for The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936). He co-wrote I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) with Howard J. Green and Brown Holmes. Other screenplays include The Green Pastures (1936), Anthony Adverse (1936), Disputed Passage (1939), Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (1944), and The Locket (1946). For television, he wrote episodes for Bachelor Father, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Six Million Dollar Man, and Police Woman.

Gibney was born in New York City on June 11, 1903, and began his career as a playwright and literary critic in the 1920s. He died in Missoula, Montana, in April 1988.