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Also Known As: Died: June 11, 1996
Born: December 26, 1931 Cause of Death: chronic illness
Birth Place: Americus, Georgia, USA Profession: screenwriter, playwright, actor, professional gambler, waiter, dock worker

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1959:
Broadway acting debut "A Raisin in the Sun"
1961:
Wrote "A Hysterical Turtle In A Rabbitt Race"
1965:
Wrote "Ceremonies in Dark Old Men"
1966:
Wrote "Kissing Rattlesnakes Can Be Fun"
1969:
The Negro Ensemble Company produced his play "Ceremonies in Dark Old Men"
1972:
Appeared in movie "Melinda" as Lieutenant Daniels
1972:
Wrote the screenplay for "Sounder", starring Cicely Tyson and Paul Winfield
1988:
Wrote screenplay for "Splended Mummer"
1990:
Asked to rewrite "King", a musical about Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Jr
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Education

New Jersey State Teachers College: -
School of Drama, Yale University: New Haven , Connecticut -

Notes

He was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for best drama for his play "Ceremonies in Dark Old Mem" in 1969

He was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay in 1972 for "Sounder"

Inducted into the Black Film Makers Hall of Fame in 1979

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wife:
Judyann Elder. Director and writer. Married February 14, 1969; divorced; survived him.

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father:
Lonne Elder II.
mother:
Quincy Elder.
daughter:
Loni-Christian Elder. Survived him.
son:
David Elder. Survived him.
son:
Christine Elder. Survived him.
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