Trumbo at House Un-American Activities Committee hearings, 1947
|Born||James Dalton Trumbo|
December 9, 1905
Montrose, Colorado, U.S.
|Died||September 10, 1976 (aged 70)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Pen name||Robert Rich|
|Spouse||Cleo Beth Fincher |
(1938–1976; his death)
Trumbo was 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.
On December 19, 2011, the Writers Guild of America announced that Trumbo was being given full credit for his work on the screenplay of the 1953 romantic comedy Roman Holiday, almost sixty years after the fact.
References[change | change source]
- AMPAS Press Release at the Internet Archive
- AMPAS Oscar Trivia
- Cheryl Devall, Paige Osburn (December 19, 2011). "Blacklisted writer gets credit restored after 60 years for Oscar-winning film". 89.3 KPCC. Retrieved December 20, 2011.
- Verrier, Richard (December 19, 2011). "Writers Guild restores screenplay credit to Trumbo for 'Roman Holiday'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 20, 2011.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Dalton Trumbo on IMDb
- Dalton Trumbo at Library of Congress Authorities — with 20 catalog records
- Dalton Trumbo Papers at the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research.