Dalton Trumbo

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Birthday
9, 1905
Birthplace
Montrose, CO
Death Date
Sep 10, 1976 (70)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
9, 1905
Birthplace
Montrose, CO
Death Date
Sep 10, 1976 (70)

About

Oscar-winning screenwriter and the most famous member of the Hollywood Ten, who were ten directors and screenwriters who refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947. He notably wrote the classic films Roman Holiday, Spartacus, and Exodus.

Before Fame

He worked as a cub reporter in high school, and in college decided to become a writer.

Trivia

He was one of the highest paid screenwriters during WW II, and while officially blacklisted continued to work, winning Oscars under a pseudonym.

Family Life

He was born and raised with his two sisters in Grand Junction, Colorado. He married Cleo Beth Fincher and had three children named Christopher, Mitzi and Nikola.

Associated With

Lillian Hellman was another talented Hollywood screenwriter blacklisted for her association with politics.