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Ring Lardner Jr.

Highest Rated:   100% Laura (1944)
Lowest Rated:   14% Forever Amber (1947)
Birthday:   Not Available
Birthplace:   Not Available
The son of a famed humorist, screenwriter Ring Lardner, Jr. (born Ringgold Wilmer Lardner, Jr.) started out as a reporter for the New York Daily Mirror. Prior to that, he had briefly attended Princeton. He eventually became a publicist for David Selznick in Hollywood and after that worked uncredited as a script doctor before becoming a full-fledged screenwriter working alone or in collaboration. Lardner shared an Oscar in 1942 for Woman of the Year and his career looked quite promising until he refused to cooperate with the witch-hunts of the House Un-American Activities Committee and became one of the Hollywood Ten. For his refusal, Lardner spent a year in prison and then was blacklisted until the mid '60s. Though officially banned from Hollywood, Lardner continued working under pseudonyms and also worked uncredited. Lardner made a big comeback in 1970 when he wrote the script for M*A*S*H.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Greatest
  • Screenwriter
1977
87% M*A*S*H
  • Screenwriter
1970
85% The Cincinnati Kid
  • Screenwriter
1965
14% Forever Amber
  • Screenwriter
1947
75% Cloak and Dagger
  • Screenwriter
1946
No Score Yet Tomorrow the World!
  • Screenwriter
1944
100% Laura
  • Screenwriter
1944
No Score Yet The Cross of Lorraine
  • Screenwriter
1943
92% Woman of the Year
  • Screenwriter
1942
No Score Yet The Courageous Dr. Christian
  • Screenwriter
1940
No Score Yet Meet Dr. Christian
  • Screenwriter
1939
100% Nothing Sacred
  • Screenwriter
1937
100% A Star Is Born
  • Screenwriter
1937
No Score Yet Glorifying the American Girl
  • Actor
1929

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