Death of Horton Foote

March 14, 1916 - March 4, 2009
New York, New York | Age 92

Playwright, Oscar-winning screenwriter dies at 92
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NEW YORK -- Playwright and screenwriter Horton Foote, who movingly portrayed the broken dreams of common people in "The Trip to Bountiful," "Tender Mercies" and his Oscar-winning screen adaptation of "To Kill a Mockingbird," died Wednesday in Connecticut, Paul Marte, a spokesman for Hartford Stage, said. He was 92.

Foote died in his apartment in Hartford where he was preparing work on a production for next fall at the nonprofit theater,...

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