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Horton Foote Dies at 92

Horton Foote, famous playwright and chronicler of American life, died today at 92. Foote wrote scripts for To Kill a Mockingbird, and Tender Mercies, and plays such as The Young Man from Atlanta. He won a Pulitzer Prize and two Oscars. According to the New York Times, Foote was a "writer's writer" who depicted America's "wistful odyssey through the 20th century" by describing ordinary people with ordinary problems. Frank Rich once called Foote "one of America's living literary wonders," and said that his plays contained ""a subtlety that suggests a collaboration between Faulkner and Chekhov."