Budd Schulberg
American novelist and screenwriter
Budd Schulberg
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.
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The Writer's Guild and Me - BernardGoldberg.com (blog)
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... Larry Parks, Lee J. Cobb, Robert Taylor and Budd Schulberg, had been ratting out fascists instead of communists, Hollywood's liberals would have hailed them as patriots and erected statues in their honor at the corner of Hollywood and Vine
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A Morality Play Where the Moral Keeps Changing: Notes on the Library of ... - The Millions
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... of piecing together a 20th Century history of the sport as told by a variety of first-class journalists (AJ Liebling, Norman Mailer, George Plimpton, Gay Talese, Leonard Gardner, Budd Schulberg) and a number of lesser-knowns who are just as good
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IFP 2011 Project Forum Showcase Films Announced (Seith Mann, Alrick Brown ... - Indie Wire (blog)
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Budd Schulberg grew up a Hollywood prince and became one of the most famous writers of the twentieth century but also one of the most controversial. His youngest son undertakes an unforgettable journey to search for the truth
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Exonerating Kazan - Swans
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... separates the "informer" from the "silent accomplice," fashioned a cinematic masterpiece in On The Waterfront, scripted by that other "friendly witness" Budd Schulberg. That film was torn from the guts of a man in a state of agonizing ambivalence
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Negro sobre blanco - La Razón
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Y es que la relación del boxeo y la literatura ha sido provechosa: AC Doyle, Shaw, Hemingway, Ring Lardner, Cortázar, Budd Schulberg, FX Toole… han escrito páginas memorables acerca de su parte más sórdida. También sórdido fue el tiempo que vivieron
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The Playlist Informs On You: 16 Notable Whistleblower Movies - Indie Wire (blog)
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Budd Schulberg (who also wrote “The Harder They Fall,”—see below—and was another 'friendly witness') replaced Miller, added the Commies, and won one of the film's eight Oscars for his trouble. Filmed over 26 days on location in Hoboken, New Jersey,
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Review: 'Nuremberg' is powerful, disturbing - The Detroit News
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... in the late '40s as part of a de-Nazification program, for foggy reasons it was never shown in the US The current restored version, narrated by Liev Schreiber in perfect period voice, is produced by Sandra Schulberg, the niece of Budd Schulberg
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When "celebrities" sue cartoons - Salon
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The series often plays like Budd Schulberg's satirical novel "What Makes Sammy Run?" rewritten for the Bowery Boys. It's about a bunch of street-corner yahoos elbowing their way into the world's sleaziest country club. The lead characters' blue-collar
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Bergen County's Premier Acting Studio Bridge Studio For The Performing Arts ... - ParamusPost.com
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... Gavin Cameron Webb Director); Museum (Keen Company, NYC, Carl Forsman Director); The Bitch Goddess by Mark SaFranko (Upright Citizens Theater, Katie Roberts Director); On the Waterfront by Budd Schulberg (Theatre Row, Kelly Patton Director);
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And now we'll never get that Kimball memoir - Irish Times
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On the way, we stopped for a lemonade – literally: he quit drinking in 1991 – and over a smoke he told this story concerning F Scott Fitzgerald and Budd Schulberg. George was a long-time friend of Budd Schulberg and, in time, with his son Benn
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George Kimball, top boxing writer & Boston Herald sports columnist, dies after ... - New York Daily News
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Kimball had planned a trip to Martha's Vineyard on Friday with Ben Schulberg, the son of the late author, Budd Schulberg, but he was concerned that his portable air compressor wouldn't work properly during the car trip so he canceled
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The Pugilist: Battle of the flat-track bullies - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
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All in all, Haye and the Klitschkos still manage to fit Budd Schulberg's theory of the heavyweight title. Sons of communism who were raised together in a Soviet military academy, the Klitschkos have not quite grasped the concept of competition
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Spike Lee's Boxing TV Show Casting Call - BoxingInsider.com (blog)
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Spike Lee's boxing film project about Joe Louis and Max Schmeling, which involved Bert Sugar and the late/great Budd Schulberg, unfortunately never got off the ground a few years ago. But now the acclaimed motion picture director is
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Andy Murray toughens up in pursuit of first grand slam title at Wimbledon - The Guardian
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Budd Schulberg, who won an Oscar for his script of On The Waterfront, an exotic Fifties mix of the fight game, the mob and politics, ranked tennis second only to boxing as a "dramatic one-on-one confrontation". As David Haye prepares for his
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Leni Riefenstahl, Hitler's Filmmaker, Arrested in Philadelphia - Philadelphia Jewish Voice (blog)
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The soldier, modeled on Budd Schulberg, the writer who actually arrested and interrogated Riefenstahl, reveals himself as Jewish. The stubborn anti-Semite, who clearly has not learned anything, ridicules him. He then warns her, "First rule of the
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Geoff Miller - Telegraph.co.uk
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He commissioned some memorable names including Ray Bradbury, On the Waterfront writer Budd Schulberg, and M*A*S*H scriptwriter Burt Prelutsky. He paid them peanuts, wooing them instead with three-Martini lunches. He also promoted sales by using the
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Budd Schulberg
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2009
    Age 94
    Died on August 5, 2009.
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  • 2002
    Age 87
    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.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • 1982
    Age 67
    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.
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  • 1977
    Age 62
    His niece Sandra Schulberg was an executive producer of the Academy Award nominated film Quills, among other movies. His mother, of The Ad Schulberg Agency, served as his agent until her death in 1977.
    More Details Hide Details His brother, Stuart Schulberg, was a movie and television producer (David Brinkley's Journal, The Today Show). His sister, Sonya Schulberg (O'Sullivan) is an occasional writer (novel They Cried a Little and stories). Budd Schulberg died in his home at 12 Saint George Place, Quiogue, New York, aged 95.
    In 1977, he married Betsy Ann Langman; they had two children: Benn and Jessica.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1964
    Age 49
    In 1964, he married actress Geraldine Brooks until her death in 1977; they had no children.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1951
    Age 36
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Schulberg testified as a friendly witness that Party members had sought to influence the content of What Makes Sammy Run and "named names" of other Hollywood communists
  • 1950
    Age 35
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The novelist (who was then assumed by reviewers to be a thinly disguised portrait of Fitzgerald, who had died ten years earlier) is portrayed as a tragic and flawed figure, with whom the young screenwriter becomes disillusioned. The novel was the 10th bestselling novel in the United States in 1950 and was adapted as a Broadway play in 1958, starring Jason Robards (who won a Tony Award for his performance) and George Grizzard as the character loosely based on Schulberg. In 1958, Schulberg wrote and co-produced (with his younger brother, Stuart) the film Wind Across the Everglades, directed by Nicholas Ray. Schulberg wrote the 1957 film A Face in the Crowd starring newcomer Andy Griffith in which an obscure country singer rises to fame, and becomes extraordinarily manipulative to preserve his success and power.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1943
    Age 28
    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.
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  • 1939
    Age 24
    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.
    More Details Hide Details One of his collaborators was F. Scott Fitzgerald, who was fired because of his alcoholic binge during a visit with Schulberg to Dartmouth. Dartmouth College awarded Schulberg an honorary degree in 1960. While serving in the Navy during World War II, Schulberg was assigned to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), working with John Ford's documentary unit. Following VE Day, he was reportedly among the first American servicemen to liberate the Nazi concentration camps. He was involved in gathering evidence against war criminals for the Nuremberg Trials, an assignment that included arresting documentary film maker Leni Riefenstahl at her chalet in Kitzbühel, Austria, ostensibly to have her identify the faces of Nazi war criminals in German film footage captured by the Allied troops. Being the son of a successful Hollywood producer, Schulberg had an insider's viewpoint on the true happenings of Hollywood, and his literature and film reflected this.
  • 1936
    Age 21
    Schulberg was married four times. In 1936, he married his first wife, actress Virginia "Jigee" Lee Ray, a gentile.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1933
    Age 18
    His parents divorced in 1933.
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  • 1931
    Age 16
    In 1931, when Schulberg was 17, his father left the family to live with actress Sylvia Sidney.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1914
    Born
    Born on March 27, 1914.
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