Born in 1905 in Montrose, Colorado, Dalton Trumbo was a novelist and screenwriter. In 1947, he was among the Hollywood Ten, a group of people in the movie industry who refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee. He spent almost a year in jail for this. After his release, he wrote scripts under various pseudonyms. Almost ten years after his release from prison, he was reinstated in the Writers Guild of America, and resumed writing scripts under his own name. Dalton Trumbo died in 1976 in Los Angeles.

Dalton Trumbo is most famous for his scripts for Johnny Got His Gun, Kitty Foyle, Thirty Seconds over Tokyo, Exodus, and Spartacus.

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