Rossen, Robert, 1908-1966

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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

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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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creatorOf Rossen, Robert, 1908-1966. The hustler : screenplay / by Robert Rossen. Chapman University, Leatherby Libraries, Leatherby Libraries
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Rossen, Robert, 1908-1966. Papers, 1934-1965. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Philip Gibbons collection of William Squire materials, 1937-1989 V & A Department of Theatre and Performance
referencedIn Lothar and Eva Just Film Stills Collection. Harvard Film Archive, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Robert Rossen Papers, 1934-1965 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections.
creatorOf Rossen, Robert, 1908-1966. Corner pocket. The Claremont Colleges, Claremont University Consortium
referencedIn Montgomery Clift papers, 1933-1966 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Rossen, Robert, 1908-1966. The brave bulls: screenplay / [by Robert Rossen]. Texas State University-San Marcos, Albert B. Alkek Library
referencedIn Clifford Odets papers, 1926-1963 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
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associatedWith Clift, Montgomery person
associatedWith Gibbons, Philip person
associatedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966 person
associatedWith Odets, Clifford, 1906-1963 person
associatedWith Tevis, Walter S. person
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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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Birth 1908-03-16

Death 1966-02-18

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