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p until he was blacklisted by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1950, Howard Koch was considered among Hollywood’s f inest screenwriters. During the 1940s, he was responsible or partially responsible for such great films as Te Letter, Te Sea Hawk (both 1940), Sergeant York (1941) and Casablanca (1942), for which he shared an Oscar with co-writers Julius J. Epstein and Philp G. Epstein. Born on December 12, 1902, in New York City, Koch earned a bachelor’s degree at Bard College and a law degree fromColumbia University. He started his writing career as a playwright in the late 1920s but

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