Dalton Trumbo

(1905 — 1976)

James Dalton Trumbo was an American screenwriter and novelist.

As one of the Hollywood Ten, he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1947 during the committee's investigation of Communist influences in the motion picture industry, and was blacklisted.

Today Trumbo is best remembered for his controversial novel Johnny Got His Gun.

Trumbo's SF writing was limited to a collaboration with Thomas N. Scortia on their novel The Endangered Species, and to the screenplay for the SF film From the Earth to the Moon (1958).

Awards, Honors and GoHships:

Trumbo won two Acdemy Awards while blacklisted; one was originally given to a “front” writer, and one was awarded to “Robert Rich,” a Trumbo pseudonym.