Dalton Trumbo’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Dec 9, 1905

Death Date

Sep 10, 1976

Age of Death

70 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack

Place of Death

Sep 10, 1976



The screenwriter Dalton Trumbo died at the age of 70. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Oscar-winning screenwriter and the most famous member of the Hollywood Ten, who were ten directors and screenwriters who refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947. He notably wrote the classic films Roman Holiday, Spartacus, and Exodus.

He was born and raised with his two sisters in Grand Junction, Colorado. He married Cleo Beth Fincher and had three children named Christopher, Mitzi and Nikola.



“One of the disadvantages of being a patrician is that occasionally you’re obliged to act like one.” (Dalton Trumbo)


“Everybody now seems to be talking about democracy. I don’t understand this. As I think of it, democracy isn’t like a Sunday suit to be brought out and worn only for parades. It’s the kind of a life a decent man leads, it’s something to live for and to die for.” (Dalton Trumbo)


“Democracy means that people can say what they want to. All the people. It means that they can vote as they wish. All the people. It means that they can worship God in any way they feel right, and that includes Christians and Jews and voodoo doctors as well.” (Dalton Trumbo)


“The chief internal enemies of any state are those public officials who betray the trust imposed upon them by the people.” (Dalton Trumbo)


“The only interesting thing that can happen in a Swiss bedroom is suffocation by feather mattress.” (Dalton Trumbo)