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John Howard Lawson

John Howard Lawson

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Also Known As: Died: August 12, 1977
Born: September 25, 1894 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Writer ... screenwriter playwright newspaper editor author publicity director
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Left-leaning playwright who moved to Hollywood in 1928 and wrote several, mostly unremarkable films, some on political themes. Lawson served a year in prison because of his refusal to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee and did little film work thereafter.

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