In McCarthyism, how many people were found guilty? Any famous people? If so, who?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
he and chief counsel Roy Cohn,, censured by the senate
- coragryphLv 71 decade ago
It's not so much the people who were found guilty. These weren't court proceedings or trials.
It was the innuendo and the defamation and the invasion of privacy, plus the general hatred and fear that was rampant in the country that destroyed lives.
Imagine if your neighbor was dragged before Congress and accused of being a terrorist and a traitor, and required to name everyone else they knew who also supported terrorist actions. Then sent back home. Does it really matter whether they were found guilty?
- kickinupfunfLv 61 decade ago
Charlie Chaplin, actor
Aaron Copland, composer
Bartley Crum, attorney
Jules Dassin, director
W.E.B. DuBois, civil rights activist and author
Howard Fast, author
Lee Grant, actress
Dashiell Hammett, author
Lillian Hellman, playwright
John Hubley, animator
Langston Hughes, author
Sam Jaffe, actor
Gypsy Rose Lee, actress
Philip Loeb, actor
Joseph Losey, director
Burgess Meredith, actor
Arthur Miller, playwright and essayist
Zero Mostel, actor
Clifford Odets, author
J. Robert Oppenheimer, physicist, "father of the atomic bomb"
Paul Robeson, actor, athlete, singer, author, political and civil rights activist
Edward G. Robinson, actor
Waldo Salt, author
Pete Seeger, folk singer
Artie Shaw, jazz musician
Howard Da Silva, actor
Paul Sweezy, economist and founder-editor of Monthly Review
Tsien Hsue-shen, physicist
Orson Welles, actor, author and director
- 1 decade ago
Charles Chaplin was the biggest victim of the communist witch hunt. He was forced to leave the country. Many of Hollywood's most prominent were indicted or many more blacklisted and refused by studios. Guilt in most cases was never proven only circumstance, heresay and association
Lionel Stander who played Max on Hart to Hart was an outspoken blacklisted performer as well as Sam Jaffe, Zero Mostel and many more. It was enough to be accused their lives were devastated.