Knowledge Identifier: +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
Born in 1916.
Countries: United States (76%), United Kingdom (7%), (7%)
Linked to: Baylor University, Carson-Newman University
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"
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
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
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
In addition to Faulkner's "Old Man", he adapted Faulkner's short story "Tomorrow" into a 1972 film starring Robert Duvall
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
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
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
The Goodman Theatre production that was presented on Broadway in New York City in 1997 was nominated for Best Play, but did not win
Robert Falls - Falls directed Horton Foote's "The Young Man From Atlanta", which was nominated for a 1997 Tony *award for Best Play