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James Agee (1909–1955)

James Agee, Pulitzer Prize winning author, was born in Knoxville in 1909. The intense writer was to enjoy little real success in his lifetime, but after death won accolades. In 1958 he won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for his uncompleted biographical novel A Death in the Family. Agee also wrote the classic Let Us Now Praise Famous Men with Walker... See full bio »

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The African Queen
White Mane
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The Quiet One
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 2002 A Death in the Family (TV Movie) (novel)
 1981 All the Way Home (TV Movie) (novel "A Death in the Family")
 1971 All the Way Home (TV Movie) (novel "A Death in the Family")
 1963 All the Way Home (novel "A Death in the Family")
 1961 Festival (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Blue Hotel (1961) ... (teleplay)
 1955 The Night of the Hunter (screen play)
 1953 White Mane (commentary: english-speaking version)
 1952-1953 Omnibus (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Mr. Lincoln: Part 5 (1953) ... (writer)
- Mr. Lincoln: Part 4 (1953) ... (writer)
- Mr. Lincoln: Part 3 (1952) ... (writer)
- Mr. Lincoln: Part 2 (1952) ... (writer)
- Mr. Lincoln: Part 1 (1952) ... (writer)
 1952 Face to Face (adaptation - segment "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky")
 1951 The African Queen (adapted for the screen by)
 1948 The Quiet One (Documentary) (commentary and dialogue)
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Novel: "A Death in the Family" (filmed as All the Way Home (1963)). See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 9 Print Biographies | 6 Articles | See more »

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Personal Quote:

A streetcar raising its iron moan; stopping, belling and starting; stertorous; rousing and raising again its iron increasing moan and swimming its gold windows and straw seats on past and past and past, the bleak spark crackling and cursing above it like a small malignant spirit set to dog its tracks; the iron whine rises on rising speed; still risen, faints, halts, the faint stinging bell; rises... See more »


Posthumous Pulitzer Prize, 1958. See more »

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