Horton Foote

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Horton Foote

American playwright and screenwriter, perhaps best known for his screenplays for the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird and the 1983 film Tender Mercies, and his notable live television dramas during the Golden Age of Television add

Category: Literature

Born in 1916.

Countries: United States (76%), United Kingdom (7%), (7%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: To Kill a Mockingbird (film), Lillian Hellman, Lillian Gish

Linked to: Baylor University, Carson-Newman University

 

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Horton Foote was born in 1916 add something

 

"'Albert Horton Foote, Jr."' was an American playwright and screenwriter, perhaps best known for his screenplays for the 1962 film "To Kill a Mockingbird" and the 1983 film "Tender Mercies", and his notable live television dramas during the Golden Age of Television add something


1918

Foote generally wrote screenplays that were based on his plays, such as the semi-autobiographic trilogy of "1918" , "On Valentine's Day" and "Courtship" add something

 

His nine-play biographical series, mainly about his father, "The Orphans' Home Cycle" ran in repertory off-Broadway in 2009-2010 add something


1923

Foote was married to Lillian Vallish Foote from 1945 until her death add something


1931

Foote began as an actor after studying at the Pasadena Playhouse in 1931-32 add something


1940

After getting better reviews for plays he had written than his acting, he focused on writing in the 1940s and became one of the leading writers for television during the 1950s, beginning with an episode of "The Gabby Hayes Show" add something

 

Eva Marie Saint - In the late 1940s, she continued doing extensive work in radio and television before winning the Drama Critics *award for her Broadway stage role in the Horton Foote play "The Trip to Bountiful" , in which she co-starred with such formidable actors as Lillian Gish and Jo Van Fleet


1950

Throughout the 1950s, Foote wrote for "The Gulf Playhouse", "The Philco Television Playhouse", "The United States Steel Hour", "Playwrights '56", "Studio One", "Armchair Theatre" and "Playhouse 90" add something


1952

Kim Stanley - She received the 1952 Theatre World *award for her performance as Anna Reeves in "The Chase", and starred in such Broadway hits as "Picnic" , playing Millie Owens and "Bus Stop" , playing Cherie

 

Kim Stanley - She received the 1952 Theatre World *award for her role in "The Chase" , and starred in the Broadway productions of "Picnic" and "Bus Stop"


1953

"The Trip to Bountiful" premiered March 1, 1953 on NBC with the leading cast members reprising their roles on Broadway later that year add something


1954

Jo Van Fleet - Van Fleet established herself as a notable dramatic actress on Broadway over several years, winning a Tony *award in 1954 for her skill in a difficult role, playing an unsympathetic, even abusive character, in Horton Foote's "The Trip to Bountiful" with Lillian Gish and Eva Marie Saint


1957

To Kill a Mockingbird (film) - Duvall was cast on the recommendation of screenwriter Horton Foote, who met him at Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City where Duvall starred in a 1957 production of Foote's play, "The Midnight Caller"


1959

He adapted William Faulkner's "Old Man" to television twice, in 1959 and 1997; receiving Emmy nominations both years and winning for the 1997 drama add something


1960

He continued into the 1960s with "ITV Playhouse" and "DuPont Show of the Month" add something

 

To Kill a Mockingbird (film) - The screenplay by Horton Foote was based on the 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Harper Lee


 

Foote received an Academy award for Writing Adapted Screenplay and the Writers Guild of America Screen award for his adaptation of "To Kill a Mockingbird" in 1962 add something

 

To Kill a Mockingbird - It was adapted into an Oscar-winning film in 1962 by director Robert Mulligan, with a screenplay by Horton Foote


1963

Well aware of his failure to attend the 1963 ceremony, Foote made sure to attend the 1984 ceremony add something


1965

Lillian Hellman - Hellman wrote another screenplay in 1965 for "The Chase" starring Marlon Brando based on a play and novel by Horton Foote

 

Hurry Sundown (film) - The screenplay by Horton Foote and Thomas C. Ryan is based on the 1965 novel of the same title by K.B. Gilden, a pseudonym for married couple Katya and Bert Gilden


1966

Playwright Lillian Hellman adapted his play for the 1966 film "The Chase" with Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda and Robert Redford add something


1970

He wrote the English adaptation of the original Japanese book for the 1970 musical "Scarlett," a musical adaptation of "Gone with the Wind" add something


1972

In addition to Faulkner's "Old Man", he adapted Faulkner's short story "Tomorrow" into a 1972 film starring Robert Duvall add something


1983

Foote's script for the 1983 film "Tender Mercies" had been rejected by many American film directors before Australian director Bruce Beresford finally accepted it; Foote later said, "this film was turned down by every American director on the face of the globe add something


1986

Geraldine Page - She finally won the Oscar in 1986 for her performance in "The Trip to Bountiful", which was based on a play by Horton Foote


1987

He received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Spalding University, Louisville, Kentucky, in 1987 add something


 

Austin Film Festival - In 1995, Foote was the inaugural recipient of the Austin Film Festival's Distinguished Screenwriter award add something

 

He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1995 for his play "The Young Man From Atlanta" add something

 

He won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for "The Young Man From Atlanta" add something

 

Peter Sarsgaard - In 1995, Sarsgaard made his theatrical debut in the Off-Broadway production of Horton Foote's "Laura Dennis", which was directed by James Houghton


1997

The Goodman Theatre production that was presented on Broadway in New York City in 1997 was nominated for Best Play, but did not win add something

 

Robert Falls - Falls directed Horton Foote's "The Young Man From Atlanta", which was nominated for a 1997 Tony *award for Best Play


2002

In 2002, Horton Foote accepted the title as "Visiting Distinguished Dramatist" with the Baylor Department of Theatre Arts add something


Horton Foote died in 2009 add something


2010

Foote's final work was the screenplay for Main Street, a 2010 drama film starring Colin Firth, Patricia Clarkson and Orlando Bloom add something