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Stage and Screen

Blacklisted Hollywood Figures

In the late 1940s and early 1950s, many artists were investigated by the House Un-American Activities Committee for alleged Communist ties. Those on this list were shunned by Hollywood employers for years for their refusal to testify or to name names.

  • Dorothy Parker (born 1893, died 1967)

    American short-story writer and poet.

    • On The Hollywood Blacklist
  • Gale Sondergaard (born 1899, died 1985)

    American actress.

    • On The Hollywood Blacklist
  • Lillian Hellman (born 1905, died 1984)

    American playwright.

    • On The Hollywood Blacklist
  • Elia Kazan (born 1909)

    Turkish-born American writer, director and producer.

    • On The Hollywood Blacklist

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