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March 23, 1914|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
September 16, 1968 (aged 54)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Frances Sage (?–1963; her death)|
Elizabeth MacRae (1965–1968; his death)
WGA Award – Best Original Screenplay |
1958 The Defiant Ones
Nedrick Young (March 23, 1914 – September 16, 1968), also known by the pseudonym Nathan E. Douglas, was an actor and screenwriter often blacklisted during the 1950s and 1960s. He is credited with writing the screenplay for Jailhouse Rock in 1957, which starred Elvis Presley.
Young died from a heart attack at the age of 54.
The Defiant Ones was nominated for, and received, an Academy Award for the "best screenplay written directly for the screen" in 1958. For the same film, Young and co-writer Harold Jacob Smith won a 1959 Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay, from the Mystery Writers of America. Inherit the Wind was also nominated for, but did not win, an Academy Award in 1960.
- 1943 – Bombs Over Burma
- 1947 – Unexpected Guest
- 1948 – The Swordsman
- 1949 – Gun Crazy
- 1950 – A Lady Without Passport
- 1952 – The Iron Mistress
- 1952 – Retreat, Hell! (credited: Ned Young as Sgt. Novak)
- 1953 – House of Wax
- 1954 – Crime Wave
- 1958 – Terror in a Texas Town
- 1966 – Seconds
- Beale, Lewis (July 9, 2015). "'Defiant One' sheds light on Hollywood blacklists". The News & Observer. Archived from the original on 16 June 2018. Retrieved 16 June 2018.