Lester Cole

Screenwriter, Playwright, Actor
One of the original ten blacklisted by Hollywood, Cole began his writing career in 1932 with "If I Had a Million. " His autobiography was aptly titled "Hollywood Red."
Born: 06/19/1904 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

other (19)

Hollywood on Trial 1975 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Romance of Rosy Ridge 1947 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

None Shall Escape 1943 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Blood on the Sun (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Charlie Chan's Greatest Case (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Fiesta (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Footsteps in the Dark (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

I Stole a Million (Movie)

(Screen Story)

If I Had a Million (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Objective, Burma! (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Sinners in Paradise (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Some Blondes Are Dangerous (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Strange Conquest (Movie)

(Screen Story)

The Affairs of Cappy Ricks (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The House of the Seven Gables (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Invisible Man Returns (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Man in Blue (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Under Pressure (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Winter Carnival (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Biography

One of the original ten blacklisted by Hollywood, Cole began his writing career in 1932 with "If I Had a Million. " His autobiography was aptly titled "Hollywood Red."

Milestones

1976

Final film appearance, as himself, in "Hollywood on Trial"

1961

Returned to screenwriting under the pseudonym Lewis Coppley with "Operation Eichmann"

1947

Final screenplay credit before he was blacklisted, "The Romance of Rosy Ridge"

1943

First on-screen appearace in fourteen years, "South of Dixie"

1932

First screenplay, "If I Had a Million"

1929

Feature acting debut, "Painted Faces"

Named as one of the "Hollywood Ten", the first industry people blacklisted by the McCarthy hearings

Bonus Trivia

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In 1997, the Writers Guild of America restored credit to several blacklisted writers, including Cole. Among the films that had the credits changed were "Born Free" (1966) which Cole scripted under the pseudonym Gerald L C Copley.

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