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Dalton Trumbo

1905 - 1976

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James Dalton Trumbo (December 9, 1905 – September 10, 1976) was an American screenwriter 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 alleged 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 continued working clandestinely on major films, writing under pseudonyms or other authors' names. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dalton Trumbo has received more than 5,389,602 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Dalton Trumbo is the 760th most popular writer (up from 1,064th in 2019), the 889th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,210th in 2019) and the 89th most popular American Writer.

Dalton Trumbo was a Hollywood screenwriter who was blacklisted for refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee. He was one of the Hollywood Ten, a group of writers and directors who were called before the HUAC in 1947 and questioned about their involvement with the Communist Party. Trumbo was one of the few who refused to answer any questions.

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Among writers, Dalton Trumbo ranks 760 out of 5,755Before him are Adunis, Sinclair Lewis, Agathias, Edmond de Goncourt, Douglas Adams, and Miep Gies. After him are Multatuli, Jens Peter Jacobsen, Sayat-Nova, Lawrence Durrell, Colleen McCullough, and Yanka Kupala.

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Among people born in 1905, Dalton Trumbo ranks 27Before him are Raymond Aron, Raymond Cattell, Guillermo Stábile, Emilio Segrè, Władysław Gomułka, and Max Schmeling. After him are Franz Ziereis, Marian Rejewski, Nikolai Tikhonov, Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim, Gerard Kuiper, and Jean Vigo. Among people deceased in 1976, Dalton Trumbo ranks 36Before him are Josef Albers, Leopold Ružička, Lars Onsager, Émile Benveniste, Choe Yong-gon, and Juscelino Kubitschek. After him are Andrei Grechko, René Cassin, Mitsuo Fuchida, Knud, Hereditary Prince of Denmark, Prince Paul of Yugoslavia, and Silvana Armenulić.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dalton Trumbo ranks 889 out of 18,182Before him are Sinclair Lewis (1885), Halle Berry (1966), Little Richard (1932), Edward Norton Lorenz (1917), Al Jarreau (1940), and Meg Ryan (1961). After him are Leon Festinger (1919), Stephen Covey (1932), Steve Martin (1945), W. Eugene Smith (1918), Suzi Quatro (1950), and Francis Peyton Rous (1879).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Dalton Trumbo ranks 89Before him are Louise Hay (1926), L. Ron Hubbard (1911), Raymond Carver (1938), Mary Higgins Clark (1927), Solomon Northup (1808), and Sinclair Lewis (1885). After him are Stephen Covey (1932), Sherwood Anderson (1876), John Jacob Astor IV (1864), John Fante (1909), Virginia Satir (1916), and Neale Donald Walsch (1943).