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Horton Foote (1916–2009)


Horton Foote, the Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist and Oscar-winning screenwriter, was born on March 14, 1916, in Wharton, Texas. He says at the age of ten, he had a "calling" to become an actor, and when he was 16 he convinced his parents to allow him to go to acting school. With their blessing he went to Pasadena, California, where he studied ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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(1962)
(1985)
(1983)
(1992)

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 2015 Bessie (TV Movie) (story)
 2014 The Trip to Bountiful (TV Movie) (based on his play) / (teleplay)
 2014 One Armed Man (Short) (writer)
 2010 Main Street (written by)
 1997 Alone (TV Movie) (written by)
 1997 Old Man (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1996 Lily Dale (TV Movie) (play) / (screenplay)
 1992 Of Mice and Men (screenplay)
 1992 The Habitation of Dragons (TV Movie) (play) / (teleplay)
 1991 Convicts (play) / (screenplay)
 1987 Courtship (play) / (screenplay)
 1986 On Valentine's Day (play) / (screenplay)
 1985 The Trip to Bountiful (play) / (screenplay)
 1985 1918 (play) / (screenplay)
 1983 Tender Mercies (written by)
 1983 American Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Keeping On (1983)
 1980 Barn Burning (TV Short) (teleplay)
 1977 The Displaced Person (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1972 Tomorrow (play)
 1967 Hurry Sundown
 1966 The Chase (based on the novel and play "The Chase")
 1965 Baby the Rain Must Fall (play "The Travelling Lady") / (screenplay)
 1962 To Kill a Mockingbird (screenplay)
 1961 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Night of the Storm (1961) ... (writer)
 1960-1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Summer's Pride (1961) ... (writer)
- A Young Lady of Property (1960) ... (writer)
  Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1960) (written for television - 1 episode, 1960) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1958)
- The Shape of the River (1960) ... (writer)
- Tomorrow (1960) ... (written for television)
- Old Man (1958) ... (adaptation)
 1958 Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Travelling Lady (1958) ... (writer)
 1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Traveling Lady (1957) ... (writer)
 1956 Omnibus (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- The Christmas Tie (1956) ... (adaptation - segment "Drug Store, Sunday Noon")
 1956 Playwrights '56 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Flight (1956) ... (writer)
 1955 Storm Fear
 1955 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Roads to Home (1955) ... (writer)
  Repertory Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes, 1953 - 1954) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1953)
- The Shadow of Willie Greer (1954) ... (writer)
- The Dancers (1954) ... (writer)
- The Midnight Caller (1953) ... (writer)
- Expectant Relations (1953) ... (writer)
- A Young Lady of Property (1953) ... (writer)
  Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1952 - 1953) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1953)
- John Turner (1953) ... (teleplay)
- The Oil Well (1953) ... (writer)
- The Travellers (1952) ... (writer)
  The Gulf Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode, 1953) (writer - 1 episode, 1953)
- The Tears of My Sister (1953) ... (writer)
 1953 The Trip to Bountiful (TV Movie) (play)
 1952 The Story of Roger Williams (TV Movie) (writer)
  Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (adapted by - 1 episode, 1951) (play - 1 episode, 1948) (written by - 1 episode, 1948)
- Only the Heart (1951) ... (adapted by)
- Only the Heart (1948) ... (play) / (written by)
 1951 The Gabby Hayes Show (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Sam Bass (1951) ... (written by)
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(February 22 to April 1, 1984) His play, "Courtship," was performed in a Humana Festival production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with Susan Bruyn (Elizabeth); John Shangold (Laura); Lanny Flaherty (Mr. Vaughn); Beth Dixon (Mrs. Vaughn); Ruth Livingston (Aunt Lucy); Sally Parrish (Aunt Sarah); ... See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 10 Articles | See more »
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I'm a social writer in the sense that I want to record, but not in the sense of trying to change people's minds. See more »

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Won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play "The Young Man from Atlanta". See more »

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