Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Ring Lardner, Jr -- August 19, 2015

Journalist, author and screenwriter Ring Lardner, Jr was born 100 years ago today, on 19-August-1915.
He won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Woman of the Year
He collaborated on Laura

In 1947, he appeared before the House Un-American Activities Committee with the rest of the Hollywood Ten.  Lardner refused to answer questions and went to prison for contempt of Congress.

After prison, he wrote a novel and worked in Britain.  He wrote using a front until he got a credit for The Cincinnati Kid in 1965.

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