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  • (noun): United States screenwriter who was blacklisted and imprisoned for refusing to cooperate with congressional investigations of communism in America (1905-1976).
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Dalton Trumbo

James Dalton Trumbo (December 9, 1905 – September 10, 1976) was an American screenwriter and novelist. As one of the Hollywood Ten, he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1947 during the committee's investigation of Communist influences in the motion picture industry. Trumbo won two Academy Awards while blacklisted; one was originally given to a front writer, and one was awarded to "Robert Rich," Trumbo's pseudonym.

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Academy Award For Best Story - 1950s
... Trosper The Sniper - Edward Anhalt, Edna Anhalt 1953 Roman Holiday - Dalton Trumbo (Note The screen credit and award was originally credited to Ian McLellan Hunter, who was a front for Trumbo ... voted to retrospectively attribute the award to Trumbo ... Although Trumbo had died some years earlier, he had been alive in 1954 and this is not considered a posthumous award) Above and Beyond - Beirne Lay The Captain's Paradise - Alec Coppel Hondo ...
Dalton Trumbo - Works
... The Devil in the Book, 1956 Additional Dialogue Letters of Dalton Trumbo, 1942–62, 1970 (ed ...

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