Horton Foote

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Albert Horton Foote, Jr. (March 14, 1916 – March 4, 2009[1]) was an American playwright and screenwriter. He was best known for his screenplays for the 1962 movei To Kill a Mockingbird and the 1983 movie Tender Mercies. He was born in Wharton, Texas. He won two Academy Awards (1962, 1983), a Pulitzer Prize (1995) and an Emmy Award (1997).

Foote died of natural causes in Hartford, Connecticut at the age of 92.

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