Two-time Oscar-winning screenwriter and the last surviving member of the Hollywood Ten Ring Lardner Jr. died of cancer in his Manhattan home Tuesday. He was 85.
Lardner won an Oscar for his screenplay for “Woman of the Year” in 1943 and “M*A*S*H” in 1971. From 1947 to 1965, the screenwriter was blacklisted in Hollywood for being a member of the Communist Party and his refusal to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee.
Lardner and nine other writers, directors and producers who were imprisoned for their political beliefs after the HUAC hearings were known collectively as the Hollywood Ten.
LARRY RHINE DIES: “All in the Family” scribe Larry Rhine died Friday of natural causes at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 90.
Rhine’s other writing credits include “Bob Hope,” “Mr. Ed,” “The Odd Couple, “The Brady Bunch” and “Sanford and Son.” Rhine won a Golden Globe award for “All in the Family.”