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).
Sobieski was born Carol O'Brien in Chicago, Illinois, in 1939. Her father was a lawyer and her mother a politician and teacher. Five years later, the family moved close to Amarillo in Texas. Sobieski attended Smith College and received her Master's degree in Literature from Trinity College, Dublin. She married lawyer James Louis Sobieski in 1964, and they had three children.
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. 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.