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Alice Walker was born on February 9, 1944 in Eatonton, Georgia, USA as Alice Malsenior Walker. She is a writer, known for The Color Purple (1985), Everyday Use (2003) and The Color Purple (2020). She was previously married to Melvyn R. Leventhal. See full bio »

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 2020 The Color Purple (novel) (announced)
 2003 Everyday Use (short story)
 1989 Behind God's Back (Short) (story)
 1985 The Color Purple (novel)
 1977 Diary of an African Nun (Short) (story)
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(2013-2014 Season) Her novel, "The Color Purple," was adapted into a musical by Allee Willis, Stephen Bray, and Brenda Russell at the Mercury Theater in Chicago, Illinois with Trisha Jeffrey, Adrienne Walker, and Jasondra Johnson in the cast. Frances Maggio was costume designer. See more »

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1 Article | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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On writing: We inherit a great responsibility as well for we must give voice to centuries not only of silent bitterness and hate but also of neighborly kindness and sustaining love. See more »


Her musical, "The Color Purple The Musical" at the Mercury Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2014 Joseph Jefferson Equity Award for Midsize Musical Production. See more »

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