Lonne Elder III
Date of Birth
Dec 26, 1931
Birth Place:
Americus, GA


Though more playwright than screenwriter, Lonne Elder III won an Oscar nomination for his intelligent and sensitive adaptation of the classic children's story Sounder. In the theater world, Elder had a reputation for bringing classic African-American literature by such authors as Langston Hughes and Douglas Turner to life on the stage. A native of Americus, GA, but raised in Jersey City, NJ, Elder...