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Allen Rivkin

Allen Rivkin, American writer. Recipient Valentine Davies award, 1963, Morgan Cox award, 1972. National director committee arts Democratic National Committee, 1955-1963; director entertainment, public relations Democratic National Convention, Los Angeles, 1960; director Hollywood for Roosevelt, 1936-1944, Hollywood for Truman, 1948, Hollywood for Stevenson, 1952-1956, Hollywood for Kennedy, 1960. Member Sigma Alpha Museum.

Background

  • Rivkin, Allen was born on November 20, 1903 in Hayward, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Samuel Richard and Rose (Rosenberg) Rivkin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Minnesota, 1925.

    Career

    • Freelance magazine writing, 1925-1931. Founder and president Motion Picture Industry Council. Founder, president, director Screen Writers Guild, Inc.

      Founder, vice president, director Writers Guild American West, Inc., director public affairs, since 1965. Treasurer Writers Guild Foundation. Secretary Writers-Producers Pension Fund, 1965-1966.

      Chairman official United States delegate Cannes Film Festival. Vice president Hollywood Guilds Festival Committee, 1962-1963.

    Works

    Membership

    National director committee arts Democratic National Committee, 1955-1963. Director entertainment, public relations Democratic National Convention, Los Angeles, 1960. Director Hollywood for Roosevelt, 1936-1944, Hollywood for Truman, 1948, Hollywood for Stevenson, 1952-1956, Hollywood for Kennedy, 1960.

    Member Sigma Alpha Museum.

    Connections

    • Married Laura Hornickel (professional name Laura Kerr), November 10, 1952.
    • father: Samuel Richard Rivkin
    • mother: Rose (Rosenberg) Rivkin
    • spouse: Laura Hornickel
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    Born November 20, 1903
    Nationality
    • 1925
      University Minnesota
    • 1925 - 1931
      Freelance magazine writing

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