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Waldo Salt

Highest Rated: 100% The Flame and the Arrow (1950)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (1971)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

The precociously brilliant Waldo Salt entered Stanford University at 14, finishing his graduate degree at 20. After teaching drama and music, Salt became a junior writer at MGM; his first screen credit was for 1938's Shopworn Angel. Salt remained much in demand until 1951, when his refusal to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee resulted in his being blacklisted from Hollywood for 11 years. Resuming his movie career with 1962's Taras Bulba, Salt went on to win an Academy Award for his screenplay for 1969's Midnight Cowboy; nine years later, Salt, Robert C. Jones, and Nancy Dowd shared an Oscar for Coming Home (1978), his final film. Waldo Salt was the father of movie and TV leading lady Jennifer Salt.

Highest Rated Movies



38% Into the Night Male Derelict 1985
83% Coming Home Screenwriter 1978
60% The Day of the Locust Screenwriter 1975
90% Serpico Screenwriter 1973
0% The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight Screenwriter 1971
89% Midnight Cowboy Screenwriter 1969
No Score Yet Flight from Ashiya Screenwriter 1964
No Score Yet Taras Bulba Screenwriter 1962
No Score Yet M Screenwriter 1951
100% The Flame and the Arrow Screenwriter 1950
67% Rachel and the Stranger Screenwriter 1948
No Score Yet Mr. Winkle Goes to War Screenwriter 1944
No Score Yet Tonight We Raid Calais Screenwriter 1943
100% The Philadelphia Story Screenwriter 1940
No Score Yet Shopworn Angel Screenwriter 1938


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