From the Times obit:

Budd Schulberg, who wrote the award-winning screenplay for On the Waterfront and created a classic American archetype of naked ambition, Sammy Glick, in his novel What Makes Sammy Run?, died on Wednesday. He was 95 and lived in the Brookside section of Westhampton Beach, N.Y.His death was confirmed by his wife, Betsy.Mr. Schulberg also wrote journalism, short stories, novels and biographies. He collaborated with F. Scott Fitzgerald, arrested the Nazi filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl and named names before a Communist-hunting Congressional committee. But he was best known for writing some of the most famous lines in the history of the movies.Some were delivered by Marlon Brando playing the longshoreman Terry Malloy in the 1954 film On the Waterfront. Malloy had lost a shot at a prizefighting title by taking a fall for easy money.I coulda been a contender, Malloy tells his brother, Charley (Rod Steiger). I coulda been somebody. Instead of a bum, which is what I am.

(Have a look at Richard Corliss's remembrance, too.)Here is Schulberg's 1953 Commonweal article about Fr. John Corridan, "Waterfront Priest" (PDF).UPDATE: Jim Fisher's great obit posted to the blog for his new book:

Budd Wilson Schulberg, that is, knew seemingly everybody enshrined across that vast tableau we know as twentieth century culture. He was standing next to his friend Bobby Kennedy in a passageway at LAs Ambassador Hotel when RFK was murdered in June 1968. He was seated ringside when his friend Muhammad Ali reclaimed his heavyweight title from George Foreman in Zaire in October 1974. That was nearly three decades after Budd not only arrested Leni Riefenstahl (Hitlers favorite filmmaker) while working for his friend the legendary director John Ford in the wartime OSS; he wrested from her an implicit admission she knew about the Nazi death camps, a truth she subsequently denied for decades.Budd was an amazingly gifted listener; perhaps the result of a lifelong if highly manageable speech impediment, but more likely because listening was simply his supreme gift. When he met the waterfront priest John M. Pete Corridan in late autumn 1950, the gruff, guarded Jesuit told Schulberg there was no percentage to be gained via collaboration between the men on a film project. During that very first meeting, however, Schulbergwho had been commissioned to write a screenplay based on a New York Sun waterfront expose for which Corridan served as prime sourcebegan to win the priests enduing trust. They talked boxing; they talked mob talk; they talked briefly about the Catholic churchs radical social teachings, which came as great a revelation to Schulberg as they did to many Catholics. Within days Budd experienced his first waterfront pub crawl along Manhattans forbidding Irish waterfront, in the company of Arthur Brownie Brown, Corridans most devoted rebel disciple in the struggle to overthrow the mob-ridden, Tammany-backed and Church-blessed union that had misrepresented dockworkers in the Port of New York and New Jersey since the turn of the century.

Grant Gallicho joined Commonweal as an intern and was an associate editor for the magazine until 2015. 

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