Lonne Elder III

Playwright, Screenwriter, Actor
Born: 12/26/1931 in Americus, Georgia, USA

Filmography

Writer (7)

Runaway 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Writer

Thou Shalt Not Kill 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Screenplay

Bustin' Loose 1981 (Movie)

adaptation (Writer (adaptation))

Part 2, Sounder 1975 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sounder 1972 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Melinda 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Woman Called Moses (TV Show)

Screenplay

Relationships

Lonne Elder II

Father

Quincy Elder

Mother

Judyann Elder

Wife
married February 14, 1969 divorced survived him

Loni-Christian Elder

Daughter
survived him

Christine Elder

Son
survived him

David Elder

Son
survived him

EDUCATION

School of Drama, Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut

New Jersey State Teachers College

New Jersey

Milestones

1990

Asked to rewrite "King", a musical about Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Jr

1988

Wrote screenplay for "Splended Mummer"

1972

Appeared in movie "Melinda" as Lieutenant Daniels

1972

Wrote the screenplay for "Sounder", starring Cicely Tyson and Paul Winfield

1968

The Negro Ensemble Company produced his play "Ceremonies in Dark Old Men"

1966

Wrote "Kissing Rattlesnakes Can Be Fun"

1965

Wrote "Ceremonies in Dark Old Men"

1961

Wrote "A Hysterical Turtle In A Rabbitt Race"

1959

Broadway acting debut "A Raisin in the Sun"

Bonus Trivia

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He was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for best drama for his play "Ceremonies in Dark Old Mem" in 1969

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He was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay in 1972 for "Sounder"

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Inducted into the Black Film Makers Hall of Fame in 1979

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