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McCarthyism & Red Scare

McCarthyism & Red Scare

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Elia Kazan in McCarthyism & Red Scare

Elia Kazan (1909-2003) was a Hollywood movie director, winner of Academy Awards for Best Director for Gentlemen's Agreement (1947) and On The Waterfront (1954).

In the 1930s, Kazan was briefly a member of the Communist Party; when called to testify before the House Un-American-Activities Committee in 1950 he reluctantly agreed to "name names," informing against other former Communists in order to avoid being blacklisted.

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