His play, "Driving Miss Daisy," was performed in Chicago, Illinois with Sada Thompson, Bill Cobbs in the cast. Robert Waldman composed original incidental music.
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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".