Horton Foote

Horton Foote was an American playwright and screenwriter, best known for his Academy Award-winning films Tender Mercies and To Kill a Mockingbird—for which he also won the Writers Guild of America Screen Award. President Bill Clinton awarded him the National Medal of Arts, noting "Horton's six-decade-long, Award-winning career established him as the nation's most prolific writer for stage, film and television". Foote received inductions into the Theatre Hall of Fame and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and was a Drama Desk Career Achievement Award recipient.

Broadway credits include Only the Heart (Bijou Theatre), Dividing the Estate (Booth Theatre), The Traveling Lady and The Chase (Playhouse Theatre), The Trip to Bountiful (Henry Miller’s Theatre), and his Putlitzer Prize-winning The Young Man From Atlanta (Longacre Theatre).

Television credits include his adaptation of William Faulkner's Old Man, winning an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing of a Miniseries or Special.