Award-winning screenwriter of Traditional western classics who was simply blacklisted by the home Un-American Activities Committee for refusing to mention names. She transferred to Hollywood to are a secretary at Fox, at exactly the same time pitching her scripts. Her initial bought from 1931. Her $2,500 weekly agreement with MGM, among the highest for just about any screenwriter, female or male, became unraveled after her testimony before HUAC; it had taken nine years on her behalf to find function once again in Hollywood from then on. She was wedded to the writer John Sanford, an associate from the American Communist Party. After getting re-hired by Columbia Images in the 1960s, she composed the display screen for the 1969 film Accurate Grit, which gained John Wayne his just Academy Award.