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Budd Schulberg

  • Birth 27 Mar 1914 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Death 5 Aug 2009 Westhampton Beach, Suffolk County, New York, USA
  • Burial Westhampton, Suffolk County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 40330266

Author, Screenwriter, Playwright. Best known for his books and stories which have been adapted into successful motion pictures, most notably "On the Waterfront" (1954), "The Harder They Fall" (1956) "A Face in the Crowd" (1957) and "Wind Across the Everglades" (1958). Born in New York City, he was the son of movie executive and producer B.P. Schulberg (1892-1957). During his youth, he witnessed first hand the movie industry behind the scenes which would later be recounted in his 1941 novel "What Makes Sammy Run?". After attending Dartmouth College, he would have his first big screen script contribution for the 1937 picture "A Star Is Born", and was later part of John Ford's documentary film unit during World War II. Beginning in the 1950's, he wrote for such television programs as "The Philco Television Playhouse" and "General Electric Theater". He received an Academy Award for the film "On the Waterfront", and earned a Tony Award nomination for his play "The Disenchanted" which was based on his novel. In addition, Schulberg was a revered sports columnist who covered boxing for many years. He was the first boxing editor for Sports Illustrated and authored the books "Loser and Still Champion: Muhammad Ali" and "Ringside: A Treasury of Boxing Reportage". He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2003. He was married to actresses Virginia Ray and Geraldine Brooks.

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  • Added: 6 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 40330266
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Budd Schulberg (27 Mar 1914–5 Aug 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40330266, citing Westhampton Cemetery, Westhampton, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .