Beth Henley
Date of Birth
May 08, 1952
Birth Place:
Jackson, MS


In 1978, while still a sophomore in college, playwright/screenwriter Beth Henley, born Elizabeth Becker Henley was awarded a Pulitzer prize for her very first play Crimes of the Heart. In 1986, her adaptation of the play earned her an Oscar nomination and she has gone on to write several screenplays for Hollywood features including David Byrne's True Stories (1986) and Miss Firecracker. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

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