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Dalton Trumbo

American screenwriter and novelist (1905-1976)

1905   -   1976

genre: drama
country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: University of Colorado Boulder, University of Southern California, Grand Junction High School
occupation: screenwriter, writer, novelist, director, actor, film producer
award received: National Book Award, Academy Award for Best Story, Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement

James Dalton Trumbo (December 9, 1905 – September 10, 1976) was an American screenwriter and novelist who scripted many award-winning films including Roman Holiday (1953), Exodus, Spartacus (both 1960), and Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944). 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, the other members of the Hollywood Ten, and hundreds of other professionals in the industry were blacklisted by Hollywood. He was, however, able to continue working clandestinely on major films, writing under other authors' names or pseudonyms. His uncredited work won two Academy Awards for Best Story: for Roman Holiday (1953), which was presented to a front writer, and for The Brave One (1956) which was awarded to a pseudonym used by Trumbo. When he was given public screen credit for both Exodus and Spartacus in 1960, it marked the beginning of the end of the Hollywood Blacklist for Trumbo and other affected screenwriters. He finally was given full credit by the Writers' Guild for all his achievements, the work of which encompassed six decades of screenwriting.
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works

5

Johnny Got His Gun

book by Dalton Trumbo

author: Dalton Trumbo

1939

Night of the Aurochs

book by Dalton Trumbo

author: Dalton Trumbo

1979

Eclipse

1935 novel

author: Dalton Trumbo

Johnny s'en va-t-en guerre

author: Dalton Trumbo

Eclipse

author: Dalton Trumbo

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