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Alvah Bessie (1904–1985)

Alvah Bessie was born on June 4, 1904 in New York City, New York, USA as Alvah Cecil Bessie. He was a writer and actor, known for Objective, Burma! (1945), Northern Pursuit (1943) and The Very Thought of You (1944). He was married to Sylviane L. Martin. He died on July 21, 1985 in Terra Linda, California, USA. See full bio »

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(1945)
(1943)
Ruthless Writer
(1948)

Filmography

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 1986 Hard Traveling (novel "Bread and a Stone")
 1974 The Sex Symbol (TV Movie) (novel "The Symbol")
 1968 Spain Again
 1951 Passage West (story - front Nedrick Young)
 1948 Smart Woman (screenplay)
 1948 Ruthless (screenplay - originally uncredited)
 1945 Hotel Berlin (screenplay)
 1945 Objective, Burma! (original story)
 1944 The Very Thought of You (screenplay)
 1943 Northern Pursuit (screenplay)
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 1968 Spain Again
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 1976 Hollywood on Trial (Documentary)
Self - Interviewee
 1950 The Hollywood Ten (Documentary short)
Self
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 2011 Reagan (Documentary)
Self
 2009 Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel (Documentary)
Self (Testifying Before House Un-American Activities Committee) (uncredited)
 2008 Hollywood contra Franco (Documentary)
Self
 2007 Trumbo (Documentary)
Self
 2001 The Majestic
Self (Hollywood Ten, arrives, behind Cole) (uncredited)
 1987 Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story (TV Series documentary)
Self
- Dark Victory (1987) ... Self (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "Bread and Stone". See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 4 Articles | See more »
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Trivia:

Was a member of the U.S. Communist Party when he fought with the famous Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain during the Spanish Civil War and during his tenure as a Hollywood screenwriter. He resigned from the Party in 1954. See more »

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