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Alan Paton (1903–1988)

Alan Paton was born on January 11, 1903 in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa as Alan Stewart Paton. He was a writer and producer, known for Cry, the Beloved Country (1951), Cry, the Beloved Country (1995) and Lost in the Stars (1974). He was married to Doris Olive Francis. He died on April 12, 1988 in Lintrose, Botha's Hill, Natal. See full bio »

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 2002 A Drink in the Passage (Short) (story)
 1995 Cry, the Beloved Country (novel)
 1974 Lost in the Stars (novel)
 1962 Debbie Go Home (TV Short) (short story)
 1958 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Cry the Beloved Country (1958) ... (novel)
 1951 Cry, the Beloved Country (novel) / (screenplay)
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 1951 Cry, the Beloved Country (producer)
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 1981 The Levin Interviews (TV Series)
- Alan Paton (1981) ... Himself
 1965 Changing World (TV Series documentary)
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 1993 In Darkest Hollywood: Cinema and Apartheid (Documentary)

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(1985-1986 season) His novel, "Cry the Beloved Country" inspired the musical, "Lost in the Stars," at the Long Wharf Theatre (Mainstage) in New Haven, Connecticut. Kurt Weill was composer. Maxwell Anderson was lyricist. Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson wrote the book. Tom Fay was conductor. Arvin Brown was director. Michael ... See more »

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Sons David (b. 1930) and Jonathan (b. 1936)

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