Horton Foote

Horton Foote

Male 1916 - Yes, date unknown    Has no ancestors but 3 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Horton Foote 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 14 Mar 1916  Wharton, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I373296  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2002 

    Family Lillian Vallish,   b. 18 Jul 1923, Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1992, Princeton, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
     1. Daisy Foote
     2. Horton Foote, Jr.
     3. Hallie Foote
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F148055  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Renowned writer who has brought a distinctive and very personal vision of small-town American life-inspired by his own hometown-to his work for the stage, TV, and the movies. Foote left home at 16 to study acting, first in Dallas, then at California's Pasadena Playhouse, and eventually in New York. He began writing plays to provide himself with good parts, but his interest in writing gradually outweighed his ambitions as an actor. He first gained critical attention for such plays as "The Chase" (which was filmed many years later), "The Trip to Bountiful," and "The Traveling Lady" (filmed as Baby the Rain Must Fall in 1965), and for numerous live TV dramas in the medium's "Golden Age." His screenplays include Storm Fear (1962), a beautiful adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), which won him an Oscar, Baby the Rain Must Fall (1965), Hurry Sundown (1967), Tomorrow (1972, an adaptation of William Faulkner), Tender Mercies (1983, which won him a second Oscar), and the remake of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men (1992). But much of his energy since the mid 1980s has gone into adaptations of his own plays, including The Trip to Bountiful, 1918 (both 1985), On Valentine's Day (1986), and Convicts (1991), all of which have been produced on modest budgets and maintained the author's integrity. Foote's children Hallie and Horton, Jr., both actors, are featured in 1918 and On Valentine's Day with Hallie playing a character based on Foote's mother, also named Hallie.

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