Author and screenwriter Budd Schulberg, son of B.P. Schulberg, who was partners with Louis B. Mayer and later ran Paramount, died yesterday at age 95. A successful and respected writer, he testified before the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1951.
Schulberg went on to name people he had known in the Communist Party, including members of the Hollywood 10 (who, by that point, had already taken the 5th before the committee). While Victor Navasky’s landmark book, “Naming Names,” says he fingered 15 former colleagues, obituaries have upped the total to 17.
He was known for his 1941 novel, What Makes Sammy Run, his 1947 novel The Harder They Fall, his 1954 Academy-award-winning screenplay for On the Waterfront, and his 1957 screenplay for A Face in the Crowd, among many, many others.