Photo Tribute: Remembering Horton Foote
Horton Foote, who chronicled America's many voices and many lives and who will leave a dramatic and literary legacy as one of the country's greatest storytellers, passed away yesterday in Hartford, Connecticut. He was 92.
To remember the acclaimed Horton Foote, BWW Photographer Walter McBride has assembled a collection of his favorite photos that he was honored to be able to take of the stage legend.
Horton Foote had his first play, Texas Town, produced Off-Broadway in 1941. Since then he has had plays produced on Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off Off-Broadway and at many theaters around the country. Plays include Dividing The Estate (Broadway/Lincoln Center Theater, Primary Stages, and upcoming at Hartford Stage), The Young Man From Atlanta (Pulitzer Prize), The Trip to Bountiful (Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Revival), The Carpetbagger's Children (American Theater Critics 2002 Best Play Award), The Day Emily Married, The Last of the Thorntons, The Chase, The Traveling Lady, Night Seasons, Tomorrow, The Habitation of Dragons, Laura Dennis, Vernon Early and The Roads to Home. He received Academy Awards for his screenplay adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird and his original screenplay, Tender Mercies. Awards include Obie and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Dividing The Estate, Lortel Award for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway and the Outer Critics Circle Special Achievement Award for the Signature Theatre Company series of his plays, Drama Desk Lifetime Achievement Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal of Drama for the body of his work, PEN/Laura Pels Foundation Award for Drama, New York State Governor's Award and the 2000 National Medal of Arts Award from President Bill Clinton. Honors: Theatre Hall of Fame (1996), elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1998). His memoirs, Farewell and Beginnings, are published by Scribners.
BroadwayWorld.com is proud to share them with you in memory of the man and talent that was Horton Foote.
All Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.
Horton Foote takes a bow on opening night of Dividin the Estate