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'''Hugo D. Butler''' (4 May 1914 – 7 January 1968) was a Canadian born screenwriter working in Hollywood who was [[Hollywood blacklist|blacklisted]] by the movie studios in the 1950s.
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'''Hugo D. Butler''' (4 May 1914 – 7 January 1968) was a Canadian born screenwriter working in Hollywood who was [[Hollywood blacklist|blacklisted]] by the [[movie studio]]s in the 1950s.
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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In 1940 he married actress [[Jean Rouverol]], later an author and screenwriter. Shortly thereafter Butler's career was interrupted when he served in the [[United States military]] during [[World War II]].
 
In 1940 he married actress [[Jean Rouverol]], later an author and screenwriter. Shortly thereafter Butler's career was interrupted when he served in the [[United States military]] during [[World War II]].
   
After being blacklisted, he wrote under various pseudonyms as well as using a fellow member of the [[Writers Guild of America]] as a front to submit screenplays to the movie studios on his behalf. He and his wife went to Mexico where he worked on scripts for directors [[Luis Buñuel]] and [[Carlos Velo]]. They did not return to the United States on a permanent basis for thirteen years.
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After being blacklisted, he wrote under various pseudonyms as well as using a fellow member of the [[Writers Guild of America]] as a front to submit screenplays to the [[movie studio]]s on his behalf. He and his wife went to Mexico where he worked on scripts for directors [[Luis Buñuel]] and [[Carlos Velo]]. They did not return to the United States on a permanent basis for thirteen years.
   
 
Hugo Butler suffered from arteriosclerotic brain disease for several years before he died from a heart attack in 1968 in Hollywood, California. In 1997, the Board of Directors of the Writers Guild of America voted to posthumously give him official credit for scripts he had written.
 
Hugo Butler suffered from arteriosclerotic brain disease for several years before he died from a heart attack in 1968 in Hollywood, California. In 1997, the Board of Directors of the Writers Guild of America voted to posthumously give him official credit for scripts he had written.

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