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Budd Schulberg

Novelist and Screenwriter
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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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CHILDHOOD

1914 Birth Born on March 27, 1914.

TWENTIES

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

THIRTIES

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

FIFTIES

1965 51 Years Old In 1965, after a devastating riot had ripped apart the fabric of the Watts section of Los Angeles, Schulberg formed the Watts Writers Workshop in an attempt to ease frustrations and bring artistic training to the economically impoverished district. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1977 63 Years Old His mother, of The Ad Schulberg Agency, served as his agent until her death in 1977. … Read More
2002 88 Years Old Schulberg was also a sports writer and former chief boxing correspondent for Sports Illustrated. He was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame in 2002 in recognition of his contributions to the sport.
2009 95 Years Old Died on August 5, 2009.
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