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May 13, 2007

BERNARD GORDON, 88 Blacklisted screenwriter

Bernard Gordon, a screenwriter blacklisted during Hollywood's anti-Communist crusade in the 1950s, has died. He was 88.

Mr. Gordon died Friday at his Hollywood Hills, Calif., home after a long battle with cancer, according to his daughter, Ellen Gordon.

Mr. Gordon wrote dozens of movies but many never carried his name until the Writers Guild of America began restoring credits to blacklisted writers in 1980. About a dozen of Mr. Gordon's credits were restored, more than any other writer, said Dave Robb, a longtime friend.

Mr. Gordon's movies included 55 Days at Peking, Battle of the Bulge and the 1962 science-fiction cult classic, Day of the Triffids, along with low-budget fare like Zombies of Mora Tau.

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