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Robert Rossen (1908–1966)

Robert Rossen was born on March 16, 1908 in New York City, New York, USA as Robert Rosen. He was a writer and director, known for The Hustler (1961), All the King's Men (1949) and Alexander the Great (1956). He was married to Susan Siegal. He died on February 18, 1966 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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The Hustler
The Hustler Writer
All the King's Men
Alexander the Great
Lilith Writer


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 2015 Sarah & Eddie (Short)
 1964 Lilith (screenplay)
 1963 The Cool World (play)
 1962 Billy Budd (screenplay - uncredited)
 1961 The Hustler (screenplay)
 1959 They Came to Cordura (screenplay)
 1956 Alexander the Great (written by)
 1954 Mambo
 1949 All the King's Men (written for the screen by)
 1949 The Accused (contract writer - uncredited)
 1947 Desert Fury (screenplay)
 1947 Johnny O'Clock (screen play)
 1946 The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (screenplay)
 1945 A Walk in the Sun (screenplay)
 1945 Rhapsody in Blue (contribution)
 1943 Edge of Darkness (screenplay)
 1941 Blues in the Night (screen play)
 1941 Out of the Fog (screen play)
 1941 The Sea Wolf (screen play)
 1941 Flight from Destiny (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1939 A Child Is Born (screen play)
 1939 The Roaring Twenties (screen play)
 1939 Dust Be My Destiny (screenplay)
 1938 Heart of the North (uncredited)
 1938 Racket Busters (original screen play)
 1938 Fools for Scandal (contributor to screenplay construction - uncredited)
 1937 They Won't Forget (screen play)
 1937 Marked Woman (original screen play)
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Stage Play: Birthright. Drama. Written by Richard Maibaum. Directed by Robert Rossen. 49th Street Theatre: 21 Nov 1933- Nov 1933 (closing date unknown/7 performances). Cast: Jay Addison (as "Nazi Shock Trooper"), Don Beddoe (as "Kurt Strasser"), Julio Brown, Alan Bunce, Rose Burdick (as "Elga"), Charles P. Burrows, Stephen Courtleigh (as "... See more »

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5' 6½" (1.69 m)

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[About his break with Communism and his decision to name names] I didn't think, after two years of thinking, that any one individual can indulge himself in the luxury of individual morality or pit it against what I feel today very strongly is the security and safety of this nation." See more »


"Macbeth" was Rossen's favorite Shakespearean play, which he described as a 'dramatization of the ambiguity of the human condition.'. See more »



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