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Waldo Miller Salt (October 18, 1914 – March 7, 1987) was an American screenwriter who was blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studio bosses during the era of McCarthyism.

Salt was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Winifred (née Porter) and William Haslem Salt, an artist and business executive. He graduated from Stanford University at age eighteen. The first of his nineteen films he ... more »

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  • ''The two basic items necessary to sustain life are sunshine and coconut milk. Did you know that? That's a fact.''
    Waldo Salt (1914-1987), U.S. screenwriter, and John Schlesinger. Ratso Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman) and Joe Buck (Jon Voight), Midnight Cowboy (1969). B...
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  • ''Get outta here. Come on, fuckin' creep. Go to work.''
    Waldo Salt (1914-1987), U.S. screenwriter, and John Schlesinger. Ratso Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman), Midnight Cowboy, hustler to peace demonstrator (1969). ...
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  • ''Hey, I'm walkin' here, I'm walkin' here. Up yours, you son of a bitch, you don't talk to me that way.''
    Waldo Salt (1914-1987), U.S. screenwriter, and John Schlesinger. Ratso Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman), Midnight Cowboy, to a New York City cabdriver (1969). ...
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  • ''Frankly, you're beginning to smell. And for a stud in New York, that's a handicap.''
    Waldo Salt (1914-1987), U.S. screenwriter, and John Schlesinger. Ratso Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman), Midnight Cowboy, to Joe Buck (Jon Voight) (1969). B...
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