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

Biography

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...