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Also Known As: Seymour Wilson Schulberg, Budd Wilson Schulberg, Budd Wilson Schulberg Died: August 5, 2009
Born: March 27, 1914 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: author, screenwriter, publicist, teacher

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This son of producer and head of Paramount Pictures B.P. Schulberg, he was born Seymour Wilson Schulberg and began his career with his father's studio, working as a publicist from the age of 17 and as a screenwriter two years later. He was dismissed from the studio in 1939 after the failure of "Winter Carnival," on which he collaborated with an ailing F. Scott Fitzgerald. In 1941, Schulberg penned the controversial roman a clef, What Makes Sammy Run?, a classic satire of Hollywood power, corruption and pretension. He joined John Ford's documentary unit during WWII and "named names" before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1951 - an experience that he obliquely examined in his Oscar-winning screenplay for Elia Kazan's gripping 1954 social drama, "On the Waterfront."Schulberg also wrote the cynical boxing novel The Harder They Fall (1947), which provided the basis for the 1956 film of the same name which proved to be Humphrey Bogart's final film. He again collaborated with Kazan on his blistering expose of media demagoguery, "A Face in the Crowd" (1957). In 1950, he wrote a thinly veiled account of F. Scott Fitzgerald in "The Disenchanted" (1950) which he co-adapted for the stage in 1958....

This son of producer and head of Paramount Pictures B.P. Schulberg, he was born Seymour Wilson Schulberg and began his career with his father's studio, working as a publicist from the age of 17 and as a screenwriter two years later. He was dismissed from the studio in 1939 after the failure of "Winter Carnival," on which he collaborated with an ailing F. Scott Fitzgerald. In 1941, Schulberg penned the controversial roman a clef, What Makes Sammy Run?, a classic satire of Hollywood power, corruption and pretension. He joined John Ford's documentary unit during WWII and "named names" before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1951 - an experience that he obliquely examined in his Oscar-winning screenplay for Elia Kazan's gripping 1954 social drama, "On the Waterfront."

Schulberg also wrote the cynical boxing novel The Harder They Fall (1947), which provided the basis for the 1956 film of the same name which proved to be Humphrey Bogart's final film. He again collaborated with Kazan on his blistering expose of media demagoguery, "A Face in the Crowd" (1957). In 1950, he wrote a thinly veiled account of F. Scott Fitzgerald in "The Disenchanted" (1950) which he co-adapted for the stage in 1958. In 1995, a stage adaptation of "On the Waterfront" briefly played on Broadway. He was married three times: to actresses Virginia Ray (1936-42), Virginia Anderson (1943-64) and Geraldine Brooks (1964-77). After outliving virtually everyone from the Golden Age of Hollywood, the notorious tough guy passed away of natural causes on Aug. 5, 2009 at age 95.

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Bacall On Bogart (1988)
3.
 Brando (Part 2) (2007)
4.
 Brando (Part 1) (2007)
5.
 The Tramp and the Dictator (2002) Himself
7.
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Publicist with Paramount at age 17; screenwriter at age 19
1937:
First screen work, additional dialogue for "A Star Is Born"
1938:
First screenplay, "Little Orphan Annie"
1941:
Published the best-selling novel, <i>What Makes Sammy Run?</i>
1947:
Wrote the prize-fighting novel, <i>The Harder They Fall</i>
1950:
Published the novel, <i>The Disenchanted</i>
1951:
Testified as a friendly witness and "named names" before the House Un-American Activities Committee
1954:
First solo screen credit "On the Waterfront"
1956:
Adapted "The Harder They Fall" into a feature film, starring Humphrey Bogart in his final role
1957:
Wrote the screenplay for Elia Kazan's "A Face in the Crowd"
1958:
Adapted "The Disenchanted" into a Broadway play, starring Jason Robards, Jr.
1958:
Wrote and co-produced (with his younger brother, Stuart) the film, "Wind Across the Everglades"
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Became the first boxing editor at <i>Sports Illustrated</i> magazine
1972:
Published the non-fiction book, <i>Loser and Still Champion: Muhammad Ali</i>
1995:
Wrote a collection of his essays, <i>Sparring With Hemingway: And Other Legends of the Fight Game</i>
2006:
Published final novel, <i>Ringside: A Treasury of Boxing Reportage</i>
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Education

Dartmouth College: Hanover , New Hampshire - 1936

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wife:
Virginia Ray. Actor. Married in 1936, divorced in 1942.
wife:
Victoria Anderson. Actor. Married in 1943, divorced in 1964.
wife:
Geraldine Brooks. Actor, author. Married in 1964 until her death in 1977.
wife:
Betsy Ann Langman. Married June 9, 1979; born c. 1940.
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father:
Benjamin P Schulberg. Studio executive. Died 1957.
mother:
Adeline Schulberg. Literary agent.
sister:
Sonya Schulberg. Born c. 1918.
brother:
Stuart Schulberg. Born c. 1922, died 1979.
daughter:
Victoria Schulberg. Born c. 1940; mother Virginia Ray.
son:
David Schulberg. Mother Victoria Anderson.
son:
Steven Schulberg. Mother Victoria Anderson.
son:
Benn Schulberg. Born c. 1980.
daughter:
Jessica A Schulberg. Born c. 1982.
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Bibliography close complete biography

"What Makes Sammy Run?" Random House
"The Harder They Fall" Random House
"The Disenchanted" Random House
"Some Faces in the Crowd" Random House
"Waterfront" Random House
"From the Ashes: Voices of Watts" New American Library
"Sanctuary V" New American Library
"Loser and Still Champion: Muhammed Ali" Doubleday
"The Four Seasons of Success" Doubleday
"Swan Watch" Delacorte
"Everything That Moves" Doubleday
"Moving Pictures: Memories of a Hollywood Prince" Stein and Day
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