Michael Blankfort

USA flag (1907 - 1982)

aka Bryant Ford

Michael Blankfort was a Jewish-American screenwriter, author and playwright. He served as a front for the blacklisted Albert Maltz on the Academy Award-nominated screenplay of Broken Arrow (1950). Among his own screenplays were The Juggler (1953) and The Caine Mutiny. He was also president of the Writers Guild of America, West from 1967 to 1969.He was born in New York City and died in Los Angeles.