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Michael Wilson

Born: Jul 1, 1914

Death: Apr 9, 1978

Birthplace: McAlester

Profession: Screenwriter

Nationality: United States

Michael Wilson

Date of Birth : Jul 1, 1914
Date of Death : Apr 9, 1978
Birth Place : McAlester

Michael Wilson was an American screenwriter who was blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studios during the era of McCarthyism for being a communist. Wilson was born and raised Roman Catholic in McAlester, Oklahoma. He graduated from UC Berkeley in 1936. He taught English and began his writing career with short stories for magazines. Then, starting in 1941, he wrote or co-wrote 22 screenplays.


  • Screenwriter

Also known as

  • James O''Donnell


  • Zelma Wilson


  • Becca Wilson
  • Rosanna Wilson-Farrow

Awards Won

  • Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
  • Writers Guild of America Award for Best Written Drama
  • Writers Guild of America Award - Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement
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