Mark Medoff

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Mark Medoff (March 18, 1940 – April 23, 2019) was an American playwright, screenwriter, movie and theatre director, actor, and professor. He was born in Mount Carmel, Illinois.

His play Children of a Lesser God won both the Tony Award and the Olivier Award in 1980. He was nominated for an Academy Award and a Writers Guild of America Best Adapted Screenplay Award for the movie script of Children of a Lesser God. He also won an Obie Award for his play When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?.

Medoff died on April 23, 2019, from problems caused by a fall and cancer in hospice care in Las Cruces, New Mexico at age 79.[1]

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