Budd Schulberg

Novelist and Screenwriter
Born Mar 27, 1914

Budd Schulberg was an American screenwriter, television producer, novelist and sports writer. He was known for his 1941 novel, What Makes Sammy Run?, his 1947 novel The Harder They Fall, his 1954 Academy-award-winning screenplay for On the Waterfront, and his 1957 screenplay for A Face in the Crowd.… Read More

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1914 Birth Born on March 27, 1914.


1931 17 Years Old In 1931, when Schulberg was 17, his father left the family to live with actress Sylvia Sidney.
1933 19 Years Old His parents divorced in 1933.


1936 22 Years Old Schulberg was married four times. In 1936, he married his first wife, actress Virginia "Jigee" Lee Ray, a gentile.
1939 25 Years Old Schulberg attended Deerfield Academy and then went on to Dartmouth College, where he was actively involved in the Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern humor magazine and was a member of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity. In 1939, he collaborated on the screenplay for Winter Carnival, a light comedy set at Dartmouth. … Read More
1943 29 Years Old They had one daughter Victoria Schulberg Kingsland In 1943, he married Victoria "Vickee" Anderson; they had two children: Stephen (born 1944) and David (born 1946). David was a Vietnam veteran who predeceased his father. They divorced in 1964.


1950 36 Years Old In 1950, Schulberg published The Disenchanted, about a young screenwriter who collaborates on a screenplay about a college winter festival with a famous novelist at the nadir of his career. … Read More
1951 37 Years Old Schulberg encountered political controversy in 1951 when screenwriter Richard Collins, testifying to the House Un-American Activities Committee, named Schulberg as a former member of the Communist Party. … Read More


1964 50 Years Old In 1964, he married actress Geraldine Brooks until her death in 1977; they had no children.


1977 63 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1977, he married Betsy Ann Langman; they had two children: Benn and Jessica.
1982 68 Years Old In 1982 Schulberg wrote "Moving Pictures, Memoirs of a Hollywood Prince", an autobiography covering his youth in Hollywood growing up in the '20s and '30s among the famous motion picture actors and producers as the son of B.P. Schulberg, head of Paramount Studios.
2002 88 Years Old Schulberg was also a sports writer and former chief boxing correspondent for Sports Illustrated. He wrote some well received books on boxing including Sparring with Hemingway. He was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame in 2002 in recognition of his contributions to the sport. … Read More
2009 95 Years Old Died on August 5, 2009.
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