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Communist Party USA

POLITICAL PARTY

See also Communist Party.

Official Website:
http://www.cpusa.org/

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Marc Blitzstein
Composer
2-Mar-1905 22-Jan-1964 The Cradle Will Rock
Daniel Boorstin
Historian
1-Oct-1914 28-Feb-2004 The Creators
Whittaker Chambers
Author
1-Apr-1901 9-Jul-1961 Accuser of Alger Hiss
Lester Cole
Screenwriter
19-Jun-1904 15-Aug-1985 Born Free
Jeff Corey
Actor
10-Aug-1914 16-Aug-2002 Little Big Man
Edward Dahlberg
Novelist
22-Jul-1900 27-Feb-1977 Because I Was Flesh
Angela Davis
Activist
26-Jan-1944   Black Panther, teacher, professor
Theodore Dreiser
Novelist
27-Aug-1871 28-Dec-1945 An American Tragedy
W. E. B. Du Bois
Sociologist
23-Feb-1868 27-Aug-1963 Civil rights activist
Howard Fast
Novelist
11-Nov-1914 12-Mar-2003 Spartacus
David Greenglass
Spy
2-Mar-1922   Gave atomic secrets to Julius Rosenberg
Gus Hall
Activist
8-Oct-1910 13-Oct-2000 Leader, Communist Party USA
Dashiell Hammett
Author
27-May-1894 10-Jan-1961 The Maltese Falcon
Harry Hay
Activist
7-Apr-1912 24-Oct-2002 Gay activist, founder The Mattachine Society
Lillian Hellman
Playwright
20-Jun-1905 30-Jun-1984 Little Foxes
Granville Hicks
Critic
9-Sep-1901 18-Jun-1982 Marxist critic, The Great Tradition
Alger Hiss
Government
11-Nov-1904 15-Nov-1996 Accused spy for the Soviet Union
Jim Jones
Religion
13-May-1931 18-Nov-1978 Led mass People's Temple suicide
Ring Lardner, Jr.
Playwright
19-Aug-1915 31-Oct-2000 Screenwriter, M*A*S*H
Lyndon LaRouche
Economist
8-Sep-1922   Eccentric economist politician
Marc Lawrence
Actor
17-Feb-1910 28-Nov-2005 Prolific character actor
John Howard Lawson
Playwright
25-Sep-1894 11-Aug-1977 One of the Hollywood Ten
Grace Lumpkin
Novelist
3-Mar-1891 1980 To Make My Bread
Albert Maltz
Playwright
28-Oct-1908 26-Apr-1985 One of the Hollywood Ten
Ruth McKenney
Author
18-Nov-1911 25-Jul-1972 My Sister Eileen
Jessica Mitford
Journalist
11-Sep-1917 23-Jul-1996 The American Way of Death
Queen Mother Moore
Activist
27-Jul-1898 7-May-1997 Republic of New Africa
Conlon Nancarrow
Composer
27-Oct-1912 10-Aug-1997 Studies for Player Piano
Clifford Odets
Playwright
18-Jul-1906 14-Aug-1963 Sweet Smell of Success
Marvin Olasky
Pundit
12-Jun-1950   The Tragedy of American Compassion
Frank Oppenheimer
Physicist
14-Aug-1912 3-Feb-1985 Founder of the Exploratorium
Larry Parks
Actor
13-Dec-1914 13-Apr-1975 Named names before HUAC
Lucy Parsons
Anarchist
1853 7-Mar-1942 Anarchist labor organizer
Philip Rahv
Critic
10-Mar-1908 22-Dec-1973 Co-Founder, Partisan Review
John Reed
Activist
22-Oct-1887 19-Oct-1920 Ten Days That Shook the World
Paul Robeson, Jr.
Activist
2-Nov-1927   Son of Paul Robeson
Ethel Rosenberg
Relative
28-Sep-1915 19-Jun-1953 Executed for being married to Julius Rosenberg
Julius Rosenberg
Spy
12-May-1918 19-Jun-1953 Leaked atomic bomb secrets to USSR
Robert Rossen
Screenwriter
16-Mar-1908 18-Feb-1966 The Hustler
Henry Roth
Author
8-Feb-1906 13-Oct-1995 Call It Sleep
Samuel Rubin
Business
1901 21-Dec-1978 Founder of Fabergé Cosmetics
Bayard Rustin
Activist
17-Mar-1910 24-Aug-1987 Organized the 1963 March on Washington
Budd Schulberg
Novelist
27-Mar-1914 5-Aug-2009 What Makes Sammy Run?
Morton Sobell
Criminal
11-Apr-1917   Rosenbergs Co-Defendant
Jim Thompson
Novelist
27-Sep-1906 7-Apr-1977 Heed the Thunder
Dalton Trumbo
Author
9-Dec-1905 10-Sep-1976 Johnny Got His Gun
Hazel Wolf
Activist
10-Mar-1898 19-Jan-2000 Seattle environmental activist
Bertram D. Wolfe
Historian
19-Jan-1896 21-Feb-1977 Three Who Made a Revolution
Richard Wright
Author
4-Sep-1908 28-Nov-1960 Native Son


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