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In McCarthyism, how many people were found guilty? Any famous people? If so, who?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    he and chief counsel Roy Cohn,, censured by the senate

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  • 1 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?

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  • 1 decade ago

    Charlie Chaplin, actor[26]

    Aaron Copland, composer[26]

    Bartley Crum, attorney[27]

    Jules Dassin, director[26]

    W.E.B. DuBois, civil rights activist and author[28]

    Howard Fast, author[29]

    Lee Grant, actress[26]

    Dashiell Hammett, author[26]

    Lillian Hellman, playwright[26]

    John Hubley, animator[26]

    Langston Hughes, author[30]

    Sam Jaffe, actor[26]

    Gypsy Rose Lee, actress[31]

    Philip Loeb, actor[32]

    Joseph Losey, director[26]

    Burgess Meredith, actor[31]

    Arthur Miller, playwright and essayist[31]

    Zero Mostel, actor[26]

    Clifford Odets, author[26]

    J. Robert Oppenheimer, physicist, "father of the atomic bomb"[33]

    Paul Robeson, actor, athlete, singer, author, political and civil rights activist[34]

    Edward G. Robinson, actor[31]

    Waldo Salt, author[26]

    Pete Seeger, folk singer[30]

    Artie Shaw, jazz musician[30]

    Howard Da Silva, actor[26]

    Paul Sweezy, economist and founder-editor of Monthly Review[35]

    Tsien Hsue-shen, physicist[36]

    Orson Welles, actor, author and director[31]

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  • 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.

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