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Also Known As: Died: August 12, 1977
Born: September 25, 1894 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: screenwriter, playwright, newspaper editor, author, publicity director

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Left-leaning playwright who moved to Hollywood in 1928 and wrote several, mostly unremarkable films, some on political themes. Lawson served a year in prison because of his refusal to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee and did little film work thereafter.

Left-leaning playwright who moved to Hollywood in 1928 and wrote several, mostly unremarkable films, some on political themes. Lawson served a year in prison because of his refusal to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee and did little film work thereafter.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Hollywood Ten, The (1950) Himself
2.
 Heart of Spain (1937) Commentary
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Education

Williams College: Williamstown , Massachusetts -

Notes

Lawson was the founder and first president of the Screen Writers Guild in 1933.

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son:
Jeff Lawson. Photographer.

Bibliography close complete biography

"Theory and Technique of Playwriting and Screenwriting"
"Film in the Battle of Ideas"
"Film: The Creative Process"

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