Ring Lardner, Jr.

 

 

Age: 85

 

Summary: Hollywood screenwriter who won two Academy Awards, but saw his career plunge into a free-fall after he refused to tell the House Un-American Activities Committee if he was a Communist, who was a member of the Hollywood 10, a blacklisted group of writers, directors, and producers who served prison sentences for refusing to answer the question before a group of hostile congressmen, who won writing Oscars for Woman of the Year and M*A*S*H, whose father Ring Lardner was a humorist and short-story writer.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Born: August 19, 1915

 

Died: October 31, 2000

 

Location: Manhattan, New York