Budd Schulberg





Budd Schulberg

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born
in New York, New York, The United States
March 27, 1914

died
August 05, 2009

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Budd Schulberg (1914–2009) was a screenwriter, novelist, and journalist who is best remembered for the classic novels What Makes Sammy Run?, The Harder They Fall, and the story On the Waterfront, which he adapted as a novel, play, and an Academy Award–winning film script. Born in New York City, Schulberg grew up in Hollywood, where his father, B. P. Schulberg, was head of production at Paramount, among other studios. Throughout his career, Schulberg worked as a journalist and essayist, often writing about boxing, a lifelong passion. Many of his writings on the sport are collected in Sparring with Hemingway (1995). Other highlights from Schulberg’s nonfiction career include Moving Pictures (1981), an account of his upbringing in Hollywood, a...more


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What Makes Sammy Run?
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 819 ratings — published 1941 — 24 editions
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The Disenchanted
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 138 ratings — published 1950 — 16 editions
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The Harder They Fall
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 1947 — 13 editions
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Ringside: A Treasury of Box...
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 2006 — 6 editions
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Moving Pictures: Memories o...
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 1981 — 9 editions
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On the Waterfront: The Fina...
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 1981 — 6 editions
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On the Waterfront: The Play
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1998 — 6 editions
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Some Faces in the Crowd: Sh...
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1964 — 7 editions
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Waterfront
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 1955 — 12 editions
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On the Waterfront: The Puli...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2005
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More books by Budd Schulberg…
“Isn't everyone a part of everyone else?”
Budd Schulberg

“They looked at each other until they weren't acquaintances any longer.”
Budd Schulberg, What Makes Sammy Run?

“I’d like to be remembered as someone who used their ability as a novelist or as a dramatist to say the things he felt needed to be said about the society while being as entertaining as possible. Because if you don’t entertain, nobody’s listening.”
Budd Schulberg

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