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Born in Americus, Georgia, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Lonne Elder III was born on December 26, 1927 in Americus, Georgia, USA. He was a writer and actor, known for A Woman Called Moses (1978), Sounder (1972) and N.Y.P.D. (1967). He was married to Judyann Elder and Mary Gross. He died on June 11, 1996 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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Judyann Elder (14 February 1969 - ?) ( divorced) ( 2 children)
Mary Gross (1963 - 1967) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (2)

Originated the role of "Bobo" in Lorraine Hansberry's play, "A Raisin in the Sun".
He was the first African American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay for the feature film Sounder (1972); he and writer William H. Armstrong shared the writing credits for this film.

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