'On the Waterfront' screenwriter dies in NY at 95

August 5, 2009 7:22:50 PM PDT
The author of the Hollywood novel "What Makes Sammy Run?" and the Oscar-winning screenplay for "On the Waterfront" has died in New York. Budd Schulberg was 95. His wife, Betsy Schulberg, says he died Wednesday at his home in Westhampton Beach, on Long Island.

Published in 1941, "What Makes Sammy Run?" follows the shameless adventures of its title character as he steals, schmoozes and backstabs his way from office boy at a New York newspaper to production chief at a major Hollywood studio.

"On the Waterfront" starred Marlon Brando in one of his most famous roles. The classic about corruption on the docks was filmed in Hoboken, N.J.

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