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Robert Rossen
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Birth Date:March 16, 1908
Astrology Sign:Pisces
Chinese Sign:Monkey - Yin
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Died Date:February 18, 1966

Occupation:Film/TV Director

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Robert Rossen

Biography:Robert Rossen (March 16, 1908 - February 18, 1966) was an American screenwriter, film director, and producer who was blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studio bosses in the 1950s.

He was born in New York City, New York.

A former boxer, his work as a writer and director of socially conscious dramas such as "The Body Beautiful" led to a writing contract with Warner Brothers in 1936. Rossen scripted around ten features over the next seven years for directors including Lloyd Bacon, Mervyn LeRoy and Lewis Milestone. His writing was influenced by his Communist affiliations and, although he had left the party in 1945, his involvement led to a subpoena from the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947.

In the four years that elapsed before Rossen was eventually tried and blacklisted, he established himself as an independent producer and director of note with films such as "Body and Soul" (1947), scripted by Abraham Polonsky, and - one of his finest achievements - "All the King's Men" (1949), an incisive indictment of political corruption which won the Academy Award for Best Picture and also won him nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay.

After naming names in 1953 Rossen was allowed to continue working, but chose not to return to Hollywood. His subsequent output was uneven, but not without successes. "The Hustler" (1961) is a moody poolroom drama with its roots in an unproduced Rossen play, ‘Corner Pocket’; it was nominated for Academy Awards in every major category and inspired a Martin Scorsese-directed sequel, "The Color of Money" (1986), which again starred Paul Newman.

"Lilith" (1964) is a tragic study of obsession set in a mental hospital and starring Warren Beatty and Jean Seberg. Shot, like "The Hustler", by Eugene Shuftan, it was dismissed by US critics of that time of its release but is now regarded by many as its director's masterpiece.

Hal Holbrook was married for a while to Rossen's daughter Carol.

Achievements: (Filmography)
The Hustler (1961)
Desert Fury (1947)

Chinese Horoscope for Robert Rossen
Includes characteristics and Vices
Robert Rossen's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 02, 1908 - January 21, 1909
Birthday: March 16, 1908

The Monkey is a Yin,
and is the Ninth sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Robert Rossen's Personality Tarot Card The Wheel of Fortune - Personality Card

Birthday: March 16, 1908

A new chapter is starting; problems are solved through changes in circumstances.

Robert Rossen's Character Tarot Card The Magician - Character Card

Birthday: March 16, 1908

Creative initiative, skill and opportunities for new ventures.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Robert Rossen's Growth Tarot Card The Empress

Birthday: March 16, 2018

Abundance, fruitfulness and fertility; perhaps marriage or children.




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