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Lonne Elder III (born December 26, 1927 – died June 11, 1996) was an American actor, playwright and screenwriter. In 1973, he along with Suzanne De Passe became the first African Americans to be nominated for the Academy Award for writing. [1] Elder was nominated for Sounder, while De Passe was nominated for Lady Sings the Blues. December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, 361st in leap years. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... June 11 is the 162nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (163rd in leap years), with 203 days remaining. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Template:Unsourced A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is someone who writes dramatic literature or drama. ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... Suzanne de Passe (born in 1948 in New York City, New York) is an African-American entertainment executive; the CEO of television production company de Passe Entertainment. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Lady Sings the Blues is a 1972 biographical film which tells the story of blues singer Billie Holliday. ...


Elder was born in Americus, Georgia but raised in Jersey City, New Jersey. He began his career as a Broadway actor but soon found his skills in playwriting. His first and most well known play, Ceremonies in Dark Old Men, won him a Drama Desk Award for Most Promising Playwright. The play, which was about a Harlem barber and his family, was produced by the Negro Ensemble Company in 1969, [2] and this encouraged him to study filmmaking at Yale. He did not complete the course in filmmaking at Yale. Americus is a city located in Sumter County, Georgia. ... Location of Jersey City within New Jersey. ... Broadway theatre[1] is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Created in 1955, the Drama Desk Award was created to recognize Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway shows in addition to Broadway shows. ... Yale redirects here. ...


He wrote the screenplay for Sounder and later its sequel. It was for the previous of these two that he was nominated for an Academy Award. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


Elder was known for films that promoted the cause of feminism for African American women. His script for the television miniseries A Woman Called Moses is an example of this. [3] His play Ceremonies in Dark Old Men, which was produced for television in 1975, was also influential in depicting the realities of a black family attempting to survive in New York City. Feminism is a diverse collection of social theories, political movements and moral philosophies, largely motivated by or concerned with the experiences of women. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Nickname: Big Apple, City that never Sleeps Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ...


Elder also co-wrote the screenplay for the Richard Pryor comedy Bustin' Loose. Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III (December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005) was an African American comedian, actor, and writer. ... Bustin Loose is a 1981 movie which stars Richard Pryor as an ex-con who gets a second chance after violating his probation. ...


Elder also starred in the original Broadway production of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, in which he played the part of Bobo. Broadway theatre[1] is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... Lorraine Hansberry Lorraine Hansberry (May 19, 1930 – January 12, 1965) was an American playwright and painter. ... A Raisin in the Sun is a play by Lorraine Hansberry that debuted on Broadway in 1959. ...


References

  1. ^ International Movie Database Accessed July 26, 2006
  2. ^ New York Times Accessed July 26, 2006
  3. ^ New York Times Accessed July 26, 2006

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MTV.com - Movies - Lonne Elder III (214 words)
Though more playwright than screenwriter, Lonne Elder III won an Oscar nomination for his intelligent and sensitive adaptation of the classic children's story Sounder.
In the theater world, Elder had a reputation for bringing classic African-American literature by such authors as Langston Hughes and Douglas Turner to life on the stage.
Elder is known for focusing on subjects that reflect the American fls' fight for equality in films such as his award-winning screenplay A Woman Called Moses (1978), an adaptation of the true-life story.
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