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Also Known As: Pvt. Carl Foreman, Derek Frye Died: June 26, 1984
Born: July 23, 1914 Cause of Death: brain cancer
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: screenwriter, producer, director, publicity writer, journalist, circus and carnival promoter

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Wrote several outstanding screenplays for producer Stanley Kramer, including "Home of the Brave" (1949) and "The Men" (1950), before refusing to co-operate with the House Committee on Un-American Activities in the early 1950s. Subsequently blacklisted, Foreman went to England and worked uncredited on "Bridge on the River Kwai" (1957), before beginning his producing career in 1959. His sole directorial effort was "The Victors" (1963), an admirable WWII drama.

Wrote several outstanding screenplays for producer Stanley Kramer, including "Home of the Brave" (1949) and "The Men" (1950), before refusing to co-operate with the House Committee on Un-American Activities in the early 1950s. Subsequently blacklisted, Foreman went to England and worked uncredited on "Bridge on the River Kwai" (1957), before beginning his producing career in 1959. His sole directorial effort was "The Victors" (1963), an admirable WWII drama.

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  The Victors (1963) Director

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1968:
Elected president of Writer's Guild of Great Britain
1965:
Elected governor of British Film Institute

Education

University of Illinois: Urbana , Illinois -
Northwestern University: Evanston , Illinois -
John Marshall Law School: Chicago , Illinois -

Notes

Named a Commander of the British Empire in 1970.

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wife:
Eve Foreman. In 1992 established a foundation in London to award two $20,000 fellowships each year for young scriptwriters to study in the USA.

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son:
Jonathan Foreman. Attorney.

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