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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|
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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