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Dalton Trumbo was an screenwriter, actor, and director from the 1930s to the 1970s. Of course, Trumbo is best known as 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, eventually spending 11 months in federal prison for contempt of Congress. He continued to work in Hollywood, however, and eventually was given public screen credit for both Exodus and Spartacus (the latter at the insistence of Kirk Douglas!). Some of his other movies include: Kitty Foyle (nominated for the Best Writing Academy Award for this film), Roman Holiday (winner of the Best Story Academy Award for this film; it was initially given to Ian McLellan Hunter, since he took story credit on behalf of Trumbo), and The Brave One (winner of the Best Writing Academy Award for this film; under the pseudonym 'Robert Rich'). Trumbo passed away in 1976 at the age of 70.
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