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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
... - Guy 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. 1992, the Board of Governors 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 - Louis L'Amour (Note ...
Dalton Trumbo - Works
... Selected film works Road Gang, 1936 Love Begins at 20, 1936 Devil's Playground, 1937 Fugitives for a Night, 1938 A Man to Remember, 1938 Five Came Back, 1939 (with Nathanael West and J ... Cody) Curtain Call, 1941 Bill of Divorcement, 1940 Kitty Foyle, 1940 The Remarkable Andrew, 1942 Tender Comrade, 1944 A Guy Named Joe, 1944 Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, 1944 Our Vines Have Tender Grapes, 1945 Gun Crazy, 1950 (co-writer, front Millard Kaufman) He Ran All the Way, 1951 (co-writer, front Guy Endore) The Prowler, 1951 (uncredited with Hugo Butler) Roman Holiday, 1953 (front Ian McLellan Hunter) They Were So Young, 1954, (pseudonym Felix Lutzkendorf) The Boss, 1956 (front Ben L ...

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