Horton Foote – On December 20, 2000, President Bill Clinton awarded the National Medal of Arts on Texas dramatist, Horton Foote, saying that Foote’s six-decade-long, award-winning career established him as the nation’s most prolific writer for stage, film, and television.

Foote’s many awards include two Academy Awards (Tender Mercies and To Kill A Mockingbird-as well as a nomination for The Trip To Bountiful)), a Pulitzer, an Emmy, a Burkey Award and the Screen Laurel Award from the Writers Guild of America, the Lucille Lortel Award, and his induction into both the Theatre Hall of Fame and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Films include To Kill A Mockingbird, Tender Mercies, Baby The Rain Must Fall, Tomorrow, 1918, The Trip To Bountiful, On Valentines Day, Courtship, Lily Dale, Old Man, and Of Mice And Men

Plays include Dividing The Estate, The Last of the Thorntons, Young Man From Atlanta, The Chase, The Traveling Lady, The Trip to Bountiful, Night Seasons, Tomorrow, The Habitation of Dragons, The Orphan’s Home Cycle, Roots in a Parched Ground, Convicts, Lily Dale, The Widow Claire, Courtship, Laura Dennis, Vernon Early, The Roads to Home, The Carpetbagger’s Children and The Day Emily Married

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