Budd Schulberg (born 27 March 1914 in New York – August 5, 2009 in New York) [ 1 ] was a screenwriter and American author.


Belonged to the “royalty” Hollywood, because it was the son of B.P. Schulberg, first President of Paramount Pictures and Adeline Jafee-Schulberg, sister of the agent and producer Sam Jaffe. Controversial was his appearance in the House UN-American activities Committee in 1947, which testified against colleagues.

Schulberg was the last person who was with Robert Kennedy in the room of the Hotel Ambassador, moments before he was murdered.

It was a member of the Communist Party, but later abandoned. During “witch hunt” was alongside Elia Kazan one of the main informers of his former colleagues of party. This led them to not be forgiven by many. The Law of silence – film alongside Elia Kazan – is an anti-Communist pamphlet which attempt to justify it, comparing the Communists with the mafia (syndicated porturario film is controlled by the mafia, when in fact what was happening was that many Communists.) The role of Marlon Brando, is a phibian elevated to hero; (trying to justify before his performance at the anti-American Affairs Committee)

His work

Budd Schulberg is mainly known for his novels What Makes Sammy Run? (1941) and more hard will be falling (1947), as well as scripts of the law of silence (1954), which won an Academy Award, and A face in the crowd (1957).

In 1939 he collaborated on the screenplay of Winter Carnival, a light comedy. One of his collaborators was the novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald, who at that time was trying to gain a career in Hollywood. The experiences served as a basis for novel El Desencantado (1950) tells the relationship between a young screenwriter and a renowned writer but in decline.

Work in Spanish

* The harder they fall (Alba Editorial, 1999)

* The disenchanted Cliff (2004)

* Film. Memoirs of a Prince of Hollywood (2006 Cliff)

* Why is Sammy? Cliff (2008)