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Was an active member in the Hollywood chapter of the Communist Party from the mid-1930's. This fact, and his collaboration on the script for the avidly pro-Soviet film Song of Russia
(1944), led to him being subpoenaed by the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947. He was blacklisted for four years as an 'unfriendly witness' before recanting in 1951 and 'naming names' - a decision he ...