Knowledge Identifier: +Dalton_Trumbo
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1905.
Countries: United States (43%), California (17%), United Kingdom (13%)
Linked to: Communist Party USA, Grand Junction High School, University of Colorado at Boulder, Soviet Union
She was born in Fresno on July 17, 1916, and later moved with her divorced mother and her brother and sister to Los Angeles
In 1934 he became managing editor of the Hollywood Spectator and joined Warner Brothers
Trumbo aligned himself with the Communist Party USA before the 1940s, although he did not join the party until 1943
In 1941, Trumbo wrote a novel "The Remarkable Andrew", in which, in one scene, the ghost of Andrew Jackson appears in order to caution the United States not to get involved in the war
Trumbo was a member of the Communist Party USA from 1943 until 1948
As one of the Hollywood Ten, he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947 during the committee's investigation of Communist influences in the motion picture industry
In 1950, Dalton served 11 months in prison as punishment for the contempt conviction, in the federal penitentiary in Ashland, Kentucky
John Berry (film director) - The blacklist was broken in 1960 with the release of two films written by blacklisted Hollywood Ten member Dalton Trumbo, "Exodus" and "Spartacus", which gave Trumbo his first screen credits since being blackballed by Hollywood
In 1971, Trumbo directed the film adaptation of his novel "Johnny Got His Gun", which starred Timothy Bottoms, Diane Varsi, Jason Robards and Donald Sutherland
Marsha Hunt (actress) - In 1971, she would appear in a movie written by fellow blacklist member, Dalton Trumbo , in the movie "Johnny Got His Gun", playing the mother of Timothy Bottoms
The Brave One (1956 film) - The writer was originally credited as Robert Rich, the nephew of the King Brothers and a pseudonym used by Dalton Trumbo, who was not presented with the Academy Award until 1975, was blacklisted as one of the Hollywood Ten in 1947 after he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee
Roman Holiday - In 1993, Trumbo was posthumously awarded the Academy award for writing "Roman Holiday"
Darkness at Noon - According to Kenneth Lloyd Billingsley in an article published in 2000, the Communists considered Koestler's novel important enough to prevent its being adapted for movies; the writer Dalton Trumbo "bragged" about his success in that to the newspaper "The Worker"
His son Christopher Trumbo wrote a play based on his letters during the period of the blacklist, entitled "Red, White and Blacklisted" , produced in New York in 2003
On December 19, 2011, The Writers Guild of America announced that Trumbo will get full credit for his work on the screenplay of the 1953 romantic comedy "Roman Holiday", sixty years after the fact
In September of 2013, it was announced that actor Bryan Cranston would be playing Trumbo in a biopic about the screenwriter