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Encyclopedia > Robert Rossen

Robert Rossen (March 16, 1908 - February 18, 1966) was an American screenwriter, film director, and producer who was blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studio bosses in the 1950s. March 16 is the 75th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (76th in Leap years). ... 1908 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies are made. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... A film producer oversees the making of movies. ... Playwright Arthur Miller testifies before HUAC The Hollywood blacklist was a group of mainly film actors, directors, and screenwriters in the late 1940s and early 1950s who were unable to work openly after having been targeted by the House Committee on Un-American Activities for alleged communist activities. ... ... A movie studio is a company which develops, equips and maintains a controlled environment for the making of a film. ...

He was born in New York City, New York. New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the United States, the most densely populated major city in North America, and is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York City Governor George Pataki (R) Senators Charles Schumer (D) Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ...

Works include:

Body and Soul is a film made in 1947 film noir film which tells the story of a boxer who becomes involved with a corrupt promoter. ... 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Cover of Robert Penn Warrens All the Kings Men. ... 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... Alexander the Great was a 1956 movie starring Richard Burton, who played as Alexander the Great. ... 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Novel The Hustler was a 1959 novel by American writer Walter Tevis, which tells the story of a young pool player who challenges the legendary Minnesota Fats but loses, sending his life into a tailspin. ... 1961 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

External Links

  • IMDb page

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Robert Rossen (655 words)
Rossen wrote, directed and produced his own films; in the end, he lived a life very much like the stories he told onscreen.
Rossen had been an active member of the Communist Party in New York and Los Angeles and HUAC had uncovered his affiliations.
Perhaps Rossen's characters, who always seemed to be on the verge of greatness, reflected their creator's own dilemma.
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