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Also Known As: Lewis Copley, Gerard L C Copley, Gerald L. C. Copley, J. Redmond Prior Died: August 15, 1985
Born: June 19, 1904 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: screenwriter, playwright, actor, critic, stage manager, author, screenwriting instructor, cook

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One of the original ten blacklisted by Hollywood, Cole began his writing career in 1932 with "If I Had a Million." His autobiography was aptly titled "Hollywood Red."

One of the original ten blacklisted by Hollywood, Cole began his writing career in 1932 with "If I Had a Million." His autobiography was aptly titled "Hollywood Red."

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  The House of the Seven Gables (1940) Dialogue Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Hollywood On Trial (1976) Himself
2.
 South of Dixie (1944)
3.
 Love at First Sight (1930) Paul Russell
4.
 Painted Faces (1929) Roderick
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1929:
Feature acting debut, "Painted Faces"
1932:
First screenplay, "If I Had a Million"
1944:
First on-screen appearace in fourteen years, "South of Dixie"
1947:
Final screenplay credit before he was blacklisted, "The Romance of Rosy Ridge"
:
Named as one of the "Hollywood Ten", the first industry people blacklisted by the McCarthy hearings
1961:
Returned to screenwriting under the pseudonym Lewis Coppley with "Operation Eichmann"
1976:
Final film appearance, as himself, in "Hollywood on Trial"
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Notes

In 1997, the Writers Guild of America restored credit to several blacklisted writers, including Cole. Among the films that had the credits changed were "Born Free" (1966) which Cole scripted under the pseudonym Gerald L C Copley.

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"Hollywood Red"

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