Beth Henley

Active - 1984 - 2004  |   Born - May 8, 1952   |   Genres - Comedy Drama, Romance

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

In 1978, while still a sophomore in college, playwright/screenwriter Beth Henley, born Elizabeth Becker Henley was awarded a Pulitzer prize for her very first play Crimes of the Heart. In 1986, her adaptation of the play earned her an Oscar nomination and she has gone on to write several screenplays for Hollywood features including David Byrne's True Stories (1986) and Miss Firecracker.

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