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