Academy Award-winning screenwriter Budd Schulberg died Wednesday at the age of 95.
As a screenwriter he is best known for On The Waterfront (1954) and A Face in the Crowd(1957). He is also the author of two of my favorite Hollywood books. One is the memoirs of his childhood growing up in Hollywood: Moving Pictures: Memories of a Hollywood Prince. He also wrote the popular 1941 novel What Makes Sammy Run? Both present candid views of life inside America’s dream factory.
Budd Schulberg lived an interesting life. The Washington Post has a good Budd Schulberg obituary.