On this day: September 10

POSTED: 12:36 PM Sep 07 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Sep 10 2015

Mother Teresa first hears the call, Leopold and Loeb get life in prison, "Gunsmoke" premieres, and Lucy van Pelt raises her fees, all on this day.

OTD September 10 - Dalton Trumbo
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1976: Screenwriter and novelist Dalton Trumbo dies from a heart attack at the age of 70 in Los Angeles. Blacklisted from Hollywood along with the "Hollywood Ten" for refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947, Trumbo won two Oscars while blacklisted, one for 1953's "Roman Holiday" that was originally given to a front writer and one for 1956's "The Brave One," awarded to "Robert Rich," Trumbo's pseudonym. He also wrote screenplays for "Spartacus," "Exodus" and "Johnny Got His Gun," adapting the last from his 1939 novel of the same name. He's seen here with his wife, Cleo, in 1947.


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