Milestones: May 13, 1985

DIED. Albert Maltz, 76, Academy Award- winning screenwriter who was imprisoned for ten months, then blacklisted by the film community in the 1950s and early '60s after refusing to testify before Congress about his Communist associations; in Los Angeles. His Oscars were for wartime documentaries: Moscow Strikes Back (1942) and The House I Live In (1945); among his other notable screenplays were This Gun for Hire (1942) and The Naked City (1948). "To understand all," he once said of the blacklist and his years of Mexican exile and pseudonymous work, "is not to forgive all."


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