Yeah , and then became a stool-pigeon for McCarthy's witch hunt which ruined many prominent and talented writers, directors, actors who, in the final analysis were no more communist than you 're a socialist.Abd did you know Ronald Reagan did not become a Republican until age 43. Before that he was a Dummycrat!!! He even was going to lead an ANTI-Nuke rally in 1945!!!
From Wiki: Reagan began his political career as a Democrat and, in December 1945, was prevented from leading an anti-nuclear rally in Hollywood by pressure from the Warner Bros. studio.
Incidentally, "small gov't" Reagan increased the size of the civil service considerably in both California when he was governor and across the land when he was president. More myths about repub small gov't. They always do that, plus not knowing a surplus if it hit them square in the face.