Lonne Elder III
Lonne Elder II
School of Drama, Yale University
New Jersey State Teachers College
Asked to rewrite "King", a musical about Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Jr
Wrote screenplay for "Splended Mummer"
Wrote the screenplay for "Sounder", starring Cicely Tyson and Paul Winfield
Appeared in movie "Melinda" as Lieutenant Daniels
The Negro Ensemble Company produced his play "Ceremonies in Dark Old Men"
Wrote "Kissing Rattlesnakes Can Be Fun"
Wrote "Ceremonies in Dark Old Men"
Wrote "A Hysterical Turtle In A Rabbitt Race"
Broadway acting debut "A Raisin in the Sun"
He was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for best drama for his play "Ceremonies in Dark Old Mem" in 1969
He was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay in 1972 for "Sounder"
Inducted into the Black Film Makers Hall of Fame in 1979