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Dalton Trumbo

Dalton TrumboAKA James Dalton Trumbo

Born: 9-Dec-1905
Birthplace: Montrose, CO
Died: 10-Sep-1976
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Other (donated to UCLA Medical Center)

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author, Screenwriter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Johnny Got His Gun

Father: Orus Bonham Trumbo (d. 1926, pernicious anemia)
Mother: Maud Tillery
Sister: Catharine
Sister: Elizabeth
Wife: Cleo Beth Fincher (m. 13-Mar-1938, until his death, three children)
Daughter: Nikola Trumbo
Son: Christopher Trumbo (TV writer, d. 8-Jan-2011)
Daughter: Mitzi Trumbo

    High School: Grand Junction High School, Grand Junction, CO (1924)
    University: University of Southern California

    Warner Bros. Reader (1934), Screenwriter
    Black Panther Party donor
    Communist Party USA 1943
    Oscar for Best Story 1954 for Roman Holiday (shared)
    Oscar for Best Story 1957 for The Brave One
    HUAC Hearings
    Hollywood Blacklist Hollywood Ten
    Assisted by the ACLU
    Contempt of Congress 1950 (11 months prison)
    Federal Correctional Institution Ashland (1950-51)
    Heart Attack fatal (10-Sep-1976)
    Risk Factors: Smoking

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    Johnny Got His Gun (4-Aug-1971)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Johnny Got His Gun (4-Aug-1971) · Orator

Author of books:
Eclipse (1935, novel)
Washington Jitters (1936, novel)
Johnny Got His Gun (1939, novel)
The Remarkable Andrew (1940, novel)
Chronicle of a Literal Man (1941, novel)
The Time Out of the Toad (1972, essays)

Wrote plays:
The Biggest Thief in Town (1949)


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