A major American screenwriter, Mr. Bernstein was blacklisted in the 1950s. A victim of the Republican-led HUAC (House Un-American Activities Committee), he wrote under pseudonyms during the blacklist period. His many credits include The Magnificent Seven (1960), FAIL-SAFE (1964), The Money Trap (1965), The Molly Maguires (1970), The Front (1976), Semi-Tough (1977), The Betsy (1978), and The House on Carroll Street (1988). The Front is based on his experiences during the blacklist. He is a recipient of the Writers Guild of America East Lifetime Achievement Award, and he also wrote the book Inside Out: A Memoir of the Blacklist.