Category Search - blacklist (Blacklisted or caused blacklisting)

(23 found)

Orson Bean
actor, producer, tv, Broadway, Tony Award, blacklist, accident

Real/Birth Name:
Dallas Frederick Burrows
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Alley Mills, until he died.
Older than Alley Mills by 22 years.
father of

Descendants:

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Broadway plays Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, Subways Are for Sleeping which got him a nomination for a Tony Award. TV series Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Normal, Ohio, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. Died when struck by two autos while walking.

Herbert J. Biberman
writer, director, producer, blacklist

Real/Birth Name:
Herbert J. Biberman
Gender:
Male

Relationships:

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Blacklisted - one of the Hollywood Ten. Movie The Master Race (1944).

Betsy Blair
actor, dancer, choreographer, model, blacklist, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Winifred Boger
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Gene Kelly by 11 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie Marty. Blacklisted during the "Red Scare" days. Moved to England.

Phil Brown
actor, director, blacklist

Real/Birth Name:
Philip Mortimer Brown
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Brief Facts:

In movie Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope in role of the uncle of Luke Skywalker. Blacklisted after the HUAC investigation.

Frances Chaney
actor, radio, blacklist, soap

Real/Birth Name:
Fanya Lipetz
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
David Lardner, until his earlier death.
Older than David Lardner by 3 years.
mother of
wife of
Ring Lardner Jr., until his earlier death.
Older than Ring Lardner Jr. by less than 1 year.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Radio programs Topper, Terry and the Pirates. Movies When Harry Met Sally..., Life with Mikey. TV series The Edge of Night. First husband was David Lardner.

Jeff Corey
actor, director, blacklist

Real/Birth Name:
Jeff Corey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 6 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Little Big Man, True Grit, Conan the Destroyer, Petticoat Politics. Blacklisted after testimony before the HUAC and did not work in films or television for 12 years.

Howard Da Silva
writer, director, actor, singer, blacklist, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Howard Silverblatt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of Judd Fry in 1943 Broadway Oklahoma!.

Will Geer
actor, Broadway, blacklist, folk, singer

Real/Birth Name:
William Auge Ghere
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grandpa on TV series The Waltons.

Lee Grant
soap, actor, director, blacklist, Broadway, director

Real/Birth Name:
Lyova Haskell Rosenthal
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
92, 28 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Peyton Place. Movies Valley of the Dolls, The Landlord, Voyage of the Damned, Shampoo.

Uta Hagen
actor, educator, blacklist, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Uta Thyra Hagen
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than José Ferrer by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Reversal of Fortune, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Broadway play (Shakespeare's) Othello, Country Girl winning a Tony Award.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

E.Y. Harburg
lyricist, writer, producer, accident, blacklist, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Isadore Hochburg
Also Known As:
Edgar Yip Harburg
E.Y. Harburg
Nickname(s):
Yip
Yipsel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 34 days before his 85th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Somewhere Over the Rainbow, used in movie The Wizard of Oz. Song Brother Can You Spare a Dime. Died in a car accident in Los Angeles.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ring Lardner Jr.
writer, criminal, blacklist

Real/Birth Name:
Ringgold Wilmer Lardner Jr.
Also Known As:
Oliver Skene
Phillip Rush
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than David Lardner by 3 years.
husband of
Frances Chaney, until he died.
Younger than Frances Chaney by less than 1 year.
uncle of
son of

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Jailed for contempt of Congress. Script for movie MASH and TV series M*A*S*H.

Henry Morgan
actor, comedy, radio, tv, blacklist

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Lerner Von Ost Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Briefly blacklisted then cleared. Movie Murder, Inc.. TV show I've Got a Secret.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6325 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio

Zero Mostel
actor, singer, blacklist, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Joel Mostel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

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Won a Tony Award for musical Fiddler on the Roof. Movie The Producers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dorothy Parker
writer, poet, actor, composer, columnist, blacklist

Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Rothschild
Also Known As:
Constant Reader
Nickname(s):
Dot
Dottie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

On Hollywood Blacklist. Movies A Star is Born (1937), A Star is Born (1954) author of the screenplays.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Larry Parks
actor, blacklist

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Lawrence Klausman Parks
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Jolson Story (1946), Love is Better than Ever.

Leo Penn
director, writer, actor, blacklist

Real/Birth Name:
Leonard Penn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 9 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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Blacklisted during the McCarthy era. Directed TV series Bonanza, Ben Casey, Ironside and many others.

John Randolph
actor, blacklist, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Emanuel Hirsch Cohen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tony Award for the Broadway play Broadway Unbound. Movies Frances, You've Got Mail, Prizzi's Honor.

Jerome Robbins
dancer, choreographer, director, producer, blacklist, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Jerome Rabinowitz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Angered many by naming people as Communists in the HUAC scandal. Caused blacklisting of several. Broadway musical West Side Story.

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Paul Robeson
singer, actor, activist, football, Broadway, blacklist

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Leroy Robeson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Ol' Man River. In role of Othello on Broadway. Controversy over his support of Soviet Communism.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6660 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry9 April 1979

Gale Sondergaard
actor, blacklist

Real/Birth Name:
Edith Holm Sondergaard
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

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Brief Facts:

Movies (both 1940) The Mark of Zorro, The Black Cat.

Dalton Trumbo
writer, blacklist

Real/Birth Name:
James Dalton Trumbo
Also Known As:
Robert Rich
Sam Jackson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blacklisted - one of the Hollywood Ten. Story or screenplay often uncredited or fronted by others. Movies Exodus, Spartacus, Papillon, The Sandpiper, Lonely Are the Brave.

Sam Wanamaker
actor, director, blacklist, opera, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Wattenmacker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Blacklisted in Hollywood due to his communist sympathies. Movies Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, The Aviator, Private Benjamin. Broadway play A Case of Libel. Appointed CBE in 1993. Directed opera Aida.
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