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Alfred Uhry

Alfred Uhry was born on December 12, 1936 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He is a writer, known for Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Mystic Pizza (1988) and Rich in Love (1992). He is married to Jolly Uhry. They have one child. See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 1992 Rich in Love (screenplay)
 1992 Driving Miss Daisy (TV Movie)
 1989 Driving Miss Daisy (play) / (screenplay)
 1988 Mystic Pizza (screenplay)
 1980 Broadway on Showtime (TV Series) (revisions to original libretto - 1 episode)
- Little Johnny Jones (1980) ... (revisions to original libretto)
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 1963 Hootenanny (TV Series) (composer: theme "Hootenanny Saturday Night")
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 1989 Driving Miss Daisy (associate producer)
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 2008 As the World Turns (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.13331 (2008) ... (lyrics: "Sleepy Man")
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 1997 Paradise Road (script advisor)
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 2003 Jessica Tandy: Theatre Legend to Screen Star (Video documentary short) (very special thanks)
 2003 Miss Daisy's Journey: From Stage to Screen (Video documentary short) (very special thanks)
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 2013 Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck (Documentary)
Himself - Interviewee
 1999-2011 Charlie Rose (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode dated 10 March 2011 (2011) ... Himself - Guest
- Episode dated 11 April 1999 (1999) ... Himself - Guest
- Episode dated 9 February 1999 (1999) ... Himself - Guest
 2009 The People v. Leo Frank
Himself - playwright of 'Parade'
 2008 The Jewish Americans (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 2003 Jessica Tandy: Theatre Legend to Screen Star (Video documentary short)
Himself - Writer: 'Driving Miss Daisy'
 2003 Miss Daisy's Journey: From Stage to Screen (Video documentary short)
Himself - Writer
 1997 The 51st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
 1990 The 62nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay

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Won the 1999 Tony Award for Best Musical Book, for the musical "Parade". See more »

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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... See more »


The first playwright to win the Tony, the Oscar, and the Pulitzer Prize. See more »

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