Horton Foote

Playwright, TV Writer

1916 – 2009

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Who was Horton Foote?

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. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1995 for his play The Young Man From Atlanta. In 1995, Foote was the inaugural recipient of the Austin Film Festival's Distinguished Screenwriter Award. In describing his three-play work, "The Orphans' Home Cycle", the drama critic for the Wall Street Journal said this: "Foote, who died last March, left behind a masterpiece, one that will rank high among the signal achievements of American theater in the 20th century." In 2000, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts.

Foote was born to Albert Horton Foote and Harriet Gautier "Hallie" Brooks in Wharton, Texas. His younger brothers were Thomas Brooks Foote who died in aerial combat over Germany, and John Speed Foote.

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Born
Mar 14, 1916
Wharton
Also known as
  • Albert Horton Foote, Jr.
  • Albert Horton Foote Jr.
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  • United States of America
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Died
Mar 4, 2009
Hartford

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on July 23, 2013