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Samuel Ornitz

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
Samuel Ornitz, a novelist and screenwriter best remembered now as as one of the "Hollywood Ten" of accused communists who defied the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) and was blacklisted, was born on November 15, 1890 in New York, New York, at the height of the Progressive Era of American politics. His father was a prosperous dry-goods merchant, but Samuel did not follow his two older brothers into the business world but became an artist, a left-wing artist determined to replace the capitalist system. Read more...

Actor

Character: Himself

The Majestic 2001

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Character: Himself

Reagan 2011

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Character: Himself

Hollywood on Trial 1976

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Writing