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Budd Schulberg

novelist , scriptwriter

Budd SCHULBERG, American novelist and scriptwriter. numerous awards for writings; Award and Screen Writers Guild Award for the screenplay) 1954. Authors Guild, Dramatists Guild, American Civil Liberties Union, American Society Composers Authors and Publishers, Sphinx, Writers Guild of America East, Board of Trustees, Humanitas Prize, Advisory Committee on Black Participation John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.


SCHULBERG, Budd was born on March 27, 1914 in New York, New York, United States. Son of Benjamin P. and Adeline (Jaffe) Schulberg.


Student, Deerfield Academy, 1932. AB cum laude, Dartmouth College, 1936. Doctor of Laws, Dartmouth College, 1960.

Doctor of Letters, Long Island University, 1983. Doctor of Humane Letters, Hofstra University, 1987. Doctor of Humane Letters, Five Points College, 2001.


Writer and novelist since 1936. Screenwriter for Samuel Goldwyn, David O. Selznick and Walter Wanger, Hollywood, California 40. Lieutenant United States Navy 1943-1946, assigned to Office of Strategic Service.

Taught writing courses and conducted workshops at various institutes in the United States. Founder Watts Writers Workshop, Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center, New York.



Board directors Westminster Neighborhood Association, Los Angeles, 1965-1968, Inner City Cultural Center, Los Angeles, 1965-1968. Member national advisory commission on black participation John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Trustee Humanitas Prize.

Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946, assigned to Office of Strategic Services. Member Dramatists Guild, American Society of Composers, Authors Guild New York City (member council), American Civil Liberties Union, Writers Guild East (member council), Boxing Writers American (A. J. Liebling award 1997), P.E.N., Sphinx (Dartmouth), The Players Club, Yale/Dartmouth Club, Phi Beta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Bird watching, boxing, fishing, Mexican archaeology, Black Arts movement.


Married Virginia Ray, July 23, 1936 (divorced 1942). 1 daughter, Victoria. Married Victoria Anderson, February 17, 1943 (divorced 1964).

Children: Stephen, David (deceased 2005). Married Geraldine Brooks, July 12, 1964 (deceased 1977). Married Betsy Anne Langman, June 9, 1979.

Children: Benn Stuart, Jessica A.