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Lonne Elder III (1927–1996)

Lonne Elder III was born on December 26, 1927 in Americus, Georgia, USA. He was a writer and actor, known for Sounder (1972), Bustin' Loose (1981) and Thou Shalt Not Kill (1982). He was married to Judyann Elder and Mary Gross. He died on June 11, 1996 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Sounder
Sounder Writer
(1972)
Bustin' Loose
Bustin' Loose Writer
(1981)
Thou Shalt Not Kill
(1982)

Filmography

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 1992 I'll Fly Away (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Third Man (1992) ... (written by - as Lonne Elder)
 1989 Runaway (TV Movie) (screenplay)
 1982 Thou Shalt Not Kill (TV Movie) (story) / (teleplay)
 1981 Bustin' Loose (adaptation)
 1978 A Woman Called Moses (TV Series) (written for television by - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1978) ... (written for television by)
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... (written for television by)
 1975 Ceremonies in Dark Old Men (TV Movie) (play) / (screenplay)
 1973 Toma (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Blockhouse Breakdown (1973) ... (teleplay)
 1972 Sounder (screenplay)
 1972 Melinda (screenplay)
 1968 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Deadly Circle of Violence (1968) ... (written by - as Lonne Elder)
 1955 Camera Three (TV Series)
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 1973 Pomroy's People (TV Movie)
 1972 Melinda
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 1970 Soul! (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 5 February 1970 (1970) ... Himself

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Musical: "Daddy Goodness" See more »

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He was the first African American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay for the feature film Sounder (1972); he and writer William H. Armstrong shared the writing credits for this film. See more »

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