Wilson, Michael, 1914-1978

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Wilson was born in McAlester, OK, July 1, 1914; graduated from UC Berkeley, 1936, and taught English and wrote short stories before going to Hollywood in 1940; early work consisted of William Boyd westerns; joined the Marines in WWII; became a contract writer with Liberty Film, 1945, working on such pictures as It's a wonderful life; named an unfriendly witness by the House Un-American Activities Committee and blacklisted; worked on Herbert Biberman's independent production, Salt of the earth (1954), then moved to France and worked without receiving screen credit on various films including The friendly persuasion (1956), The bridge on the river Kwai (1957), and Lawrence of Arabia (1962); returned to the US, 1964, where he continued to write, including The sandpiper (1965), Planet of the apes (1968), and Che! (1969); recipient of numerous awards including an Academy Award for A place in the sun, 1951, and the Writers Guild of America's Laurel Award (1975); died Apr. 9, 1978.

From the description of Papers, 1942-1977. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 39763245

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Wilson was born in McAlester, OK, July 1, 1914; graduated from UC Berkeley, 1936, and taught English and wrote short stories before going to Hollywood in 1940; early work consisted of William Boyd westerns; joined the Marines in WWII; became a contract writer with Liberty Film, 1945, working on such pictures as It's a wonderful life; named an unfriendly witness by the House Un-American Activities Committee and blacklisted; worked on Herbert Biberman's independent production, "Salt Of The Earth" (1954), then moved to France and worked without receiving screen credit on various films including "The Friendly Persuasion" (1956), "The Bridge On The River Kwai" (1957), and "Lawrence Of Arabia" (1962); returned to the US, 1964, where he continued to write, including "The Sandpiper" (1965), "Planet Of The Apes" (1968), and Che! (1969); recipient of numerous awards including an Academy Award for "A Place In The Sun" (1951), and the Writers Guild of America's Laurel Award (1975); died Apr. 9, 1978.

From the guide to the Michael Wilson Papers, 1942-1977, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections)

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referencedIn Wilson, Zelma, 1914-. Rebel and architect : oral history transcript / Zelma Wilson ; interviewed by Marlene L. Laskey. Completed under the auspices of the Oral History Program, University of California, Los Angeles, 1994. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Papers of Robert Graves: Correspondence (arranged by correspondent), c1909 to 2004 St John's College, Oxford
creatorOf Schaffner, Franklin J., 1920-1989. La planète des singes [Multimédia multisupport] / Franklin J. Schaffner, réal. ; Michael Wilson, Rod Serling, scénario ; d'après le roman de Pierre Boulle ; Jerry Goldsmith, comp. ; Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter. .. [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Kenny, Robert W. (Robert Walker), 1901-1976. Robert W. Kenny and Robert S. Morris papers, 1940-1957. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Wilson, Michael, 1914-1978. Papers, 1942-1977. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Michael Wilson Papers, 1942-1977 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections.
creatorOf Schaffner, Franklin J., 1920-1989. La planète des singes [Multimédia multisupport] / Franklin J. Schaffner, réal. ; Michael Wilson, Rod Serling, scénario ; d'après le roman de Pierre Boulle ; Jerry Goldsmith, comp. ; Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter. .. [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Biberman, H. J. (Herbert J.). Herbert Biberman and Gale Sondergaard papers, 1908-1981. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
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associatedWith Biberman, H. J. (Herbert J.) person
associatedWith Graves, Robert Windham, 1858-1934 person
associatedWith Kenny, Robert W. (Robert Walker), 1901-1976. person
associatedWith Wilson, Zelma, 1914- person
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Blacklisting of authors--California--Los Angeles
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Birth 1914-07-01

Death 1978-04-09

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