Thursday, March 5, 2009


Celebrated playwright Horton Foote has passed away at the age of 92. His plays explored the small moments that have great meaning in the lives of ordinary people. Mr. Foote wrote the screenplay for "To Kill A Mockingbird" and his "A Trip To Bountiful" was an Oscar winner.

"A Trip To Bountiful" has a Toobworld version, from 1953. It starred Lillian Gish and Eva Marie Saint and Eileen Heckart (pictured below).

Here is a list of Horton Foote's writing credits for Toobworld:

Alone (1997) (TV) (written by)

Old Man (1997) (TV) (teleplay)
... aka William Faulkner's Old Man

"Hallmark Hall of Fame"
- Lily Dale (1996) TV episode (play) (screenplay)

The Habitation of Dragons (1992) (TV) (play) (teleplay)

Keeping On (1981) (TV) (writer)

Barn Burning (1980) (TV) (writer)
... aka The American Short Story Collection: Barn Burning

The Displaced Person (1977) (TV) (writer)

"The DuPont Show of the Month"
- The Night of the Storm (1961) TV episode (writer)

"ITV Television Playhouse"
- A Young Lady of Property (1960) TV episode (writer)

"Playhouse 90"
- The Shape of the River (1960) TV episode (writer)
- Tomorrow (1960) TV episode (written by)
- Old Man (1958) TV episode (adaptation)

"Armchair Theatre"
- The Travelling Lady (1958) TV episode (writer)

"Studio One"
- The Traveling Lady (1957) TV episode (writer)

"Playwrights '56"
- Flight (1956) TV episode (writer)

"The United States Steel Hour"
- The Roads to Home (1955) TV episode (writer)

"The Philco Television Playhouse"
- The Dancers (1954) TV episode (writer)
- A Young Lady of Property (1953) TV episode (writer)

"The Gulf Playhouse"
- The Tears of My Sister (1953) TV episode (writer)

The Trip to Bountiful (1953) (TV) (play)

Already this year we've lost John Updike, John Mortimer, Philip Jose Farmer, and now Horton Foote. It's going to be a dark year for writers of Toobworld, I fear......

Toby O'B

[And this is Post #3600.]

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