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Ring Lardner Jr.

  • Highest Rated: 100% Laura (1944)
  • Lowest Rated: 11% 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.

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No Score Yet The Greatest Screenwriter 1977
85% M*A*S*H Screenwriter 1970
85% The Cincinnati Kid Screenwriter 1965
No Score Yet The Forbidden Street Screenwriter 1949
11% Forever Amber Screenwriter 1947
78% 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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