Rossen, Robert, 1908-1966

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1908-03-16
Death 1966-02-18
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Rossen was born in New York, NY, Mar. 16, 1908; he began his career for the NY stage; moved to Hollywood (1939) as a contract writer for Warner Brothers and by the late 1940s was firmly established as the creator of some of America's most acclaimed films; his involvement with the Communist party led to a subpoena from the House Un-American Activities Committee (1947); after "naming names" (1953), Rossen was allowed to continue working, but never returned to Hollywood, choosing instead to work in other locations; he won an Academy Award for best picture (1949) with All the king's men; his numerous credits include such films as The roaring twenties (1939), The hustler, and Lilith (both 1964); died Feb. 18, 1966.

From the description of Papers, 1934-1965. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 40102120

Biography

Rossen was born in New York, NY, Mar. 16, 1908; he began his career for the NY stage; moved to Hollywood (1939) as a contract writer for Warner Brothers and by the late 1940s was firmly established as the creator of some of America's most acclaimed films; his involvement with the Communist Party led to a subpoena from the House Un-American Activities Committee (1947); after "naming names" (1953), Rossen was allowed to continue working, but never returned to Hollywood, choosing instead to work in other locations; he won an Academy Award for Best Picture (1949) with "All the King's Men"; his numerous credits include such films as "The Roaring Twenties" (1939), "The Hustler," and "Lilith" (both 1964); died Feb. 18, 1966.

From the guide to the Robert Rossen Papers, 1934-1965, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections)

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Subjects:

  • Bullfights--Fiction
  • Screenwriters--Archival resources
  • Motion picture producers and directors--United States--Archival resources
  • Motion picture plays
  • Screenwriters--United States--Archival resources
  • Motion picture producers and directors--Archival resources
  • Bullfighters--Fiction

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  • United States (as recorded)
  • Mexico (as recorded)