His play, "Driving Miss Daisy," was performed at the Theatre in New York City with Frances Sternhagen, Earl Hyman, and Ray Gill in the cast. Ron Lagomarsino was director.
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[re Driving Miss Daisy
(1989)] I was very lucky because I had a director, Bruce Beresford
, who had directed several plays turned into movies. He said: Let me see your draft. Then he said: You've retyped your play. He told me: You don't need to talk as much in the movies. You don't need to say, "I'll go get the car." Just show it. He said: Instead of dialogue, just give me a description of the way...
Won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play "Driving Miss Daisy" and was nominated for the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play "The Last Night of Ballyhoo".