Monday, January 24, 2011

Christopher Trumbo, R. I. P.

Obituary: Christopher Trumbo dies at 70; screen and TV writer whose father was blacklisted - "Christopher Trumbo, the screen and television writer son of Oscar-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who was blacklisted and imprisoned during the Red Scare as a member of the Hollywood 10, has died. He was 70.

Trumbo died Saturday from complications of kidney cancer while in hospice care at his home in Ojai, said his sister, Mitzi Trumbo.

During a more than 40-year writing career launched in 1967, Trumbo wrote episodes of TV series such as 'Ironside,' 'Quincy, M.E.,' and 'Falcon Crest' — as well as co-writing the 1973 crime drama 'The Don Is Dead,' starring Anthony Quinn; and the 1975 crime drama 'Brannigan,' starring John Wayne."

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