Alice Childress

Active - 1968 - 1977  |   Died - Aug 14, 1994   |   Genres - Drama

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Famed for writing such plays as Wedding Band, Gold Through the Trees, and Mojo, Alice Childress also wrote books, one of which, A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich, she adapted into a feature film starring Cicely Tyson and Paul Winfield. In 1979, her novel A Short Walk received a Pulitzer Prize nomination. Before becoming a writer, Childress performed with the American Negro Theater. She also landed roles on and off-Broadway.