Samuel Ornitz

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Birthday
15, 1890
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Mar 10, 1957 (66)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
15, 1890
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Mar 10, 1957 (66)

About

Screenwriter and novelist who became blacklisted as a member of the "Hollywood Ten" during the era of McCarthyism. He wrote the screenplays for films like 1934's Imitation of Life and wrote best-selling novels like 1951's Bride of the Sabbath.

Before Fame

He was born in New York City and worked as a social worker for the New York Prison Association after graduating from high school.

Trivia

In 1933, he became one of the founding fathers of the Screen Writers Guild.

Family Life

He was married to a woman named Sadie and had sons named Arthur and Don.

Associated With

He and fellow screenwriter Alvah Bessie were both members of the so-called "Hollywood Ten."

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