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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.

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