Budd Schulberg

Author, Screenwriter, Publicist
This son of producer and head of Paramount Pictures B. P. Schulberg, he was born Seymour Wilson Schulberg and began his career with his father's studio, working as a publicist from the age of 17 and as a screenwriter ... Read more »
Born: 03/27/1914 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Writer (17)

What Makes Sammy Run? 2014 (Movie)

("What Makes Sammy Run?") (Source Material (from novel))

A Table at Ciro's 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Writer

Joe Louis - For All Time 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Wind Across the Everglades 1958 (Movie)

(From Story)

Wind Across the Everglades 1958 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Face in the Crowd 1957 (Movie)

from short story("Your Arkansas Traveler" in book "Some Faces in the Crowd") (From Story)

A Face in the Crowd 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Harder They Fall 1956 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

On the Waterfront 1954 (Movie)

Original Story as Source Material (Story By)

On the Waterfront 1954 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Nothing Sacred 1936 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Question of Honor (TV Show)

Screenplay

City without Men (Movie)

(Short Story Author)

Government Girl (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Little Orphan Annie (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Winter Carnival (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Winter Carnival (Movie)

(Short Story Author)
Actor (6)

Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Tramp and the Dictator 2001 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Bacall on Bogart (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Joe Louis - For All Time 1983 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

This son of producer and head of Paramount Pictures B. P. Schulberg, he was born Seymour Wilson Schulberg and began his career with his father's studio, working as a publicist from the age of 17 and as a screenwriter two years later. He was dismissed from the studio in 1939 after the failure of "Winter Carnival," on which he collaborated with an ailing F. Scott Fitzgerald. In 1941, Schulberg penned the controversial roman a clef, What Makes Sammy Run?, a classic satire of Hollywood power, corruption and pretension. He joined John Ford's documentary unit during WWII and "named names" before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1951 - an experience that he obliquely examined in his Oscar-winning screenplay for Elia Kazan's gripping 1954 social drama, "On the Waterfront."

Relationships

Agnes Anderson

Wife

Geraldine Brooks Actor

Wife
Married 1964 until her death June 1977

Betsy Langman

Wife
Married 1978 until his death Aug. 5, 2009

Virginia Ray

Wife

Benjamin Schulberg

Father

Adeline Schulberg

Mother

Jessica Schulberg

Daughter
Born c. 1982 mother, Betsy Ann Langham

Victoria Schulberg

Daughter
Born c. 1940 mother, Virginia Ray

Benn Schulberg

Son
Born c. 1979 mother, Betsy Ann Langham

David Schulberg

Son
Born c. 1946 mother, Virginia Anderson

Steven Schulberg

Son
Born c. 1944 mother, Virginia Anderson

Stuart Schulberg

Brother
Born c. 1922

Sonya Schulberg

Sister
Born c. 1918

EDUCATION

Dartmouth College

Hanover , New Hampshire 1936
(AB)

Milestones

2006

Published final novel, Ringside: A Treasury of Boxing Reportage

1995

Wrote a collection of his essays, Sparring With Hemingway: And Other Legends of the Fight Game

1972

Published the non-fiction book, Loser and Still Champion: Muhammad Ali

1958

Adapted "The Disenchanted" into a Broadway play, starring Jason Robards, Jr.

1958

Wrote and co-produced (with his younger brother, Stuart) the film, "Wind Across the Everglades"

1957

Wrote the screenplay for Elia Kazan's "A Face in the Crowd"

1956

Adapted "The Harder They Fall" into a feature film, starring Humphrey Bogart in his final role

1954

First solo screen credit "On the Waterfront"

1951

Testified as a friendly witness and "named names" before the House Un-American Activities Committee

1950

Published the novel, The Disenchanted

1947

Wrote the prize-fighting novel, The Harder They Fall

1940

Published the best-selling novel, What Makes Sammy Run?

1938

First screenplay, "Little Orphan Annie"

1937

First screen work, additional dialogue for "A Star Is Born"

Became the first boxing editor at Sports Illustrated magazine

Publicist with Paramount at age 17; screenwriter at age 19

Bonus Trivia

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In 1951, screenwriter Richard Collins, testifying to the House Un-American Activities Committee, named Schulberg as a former member of the Communist Party.

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