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Alfred Uhry is an American playwright, screenwriter, and member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. As of 2006, he is the only American author who has received three of the most prestigious American awards for dramatic writing: the Academy Award, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and the Tony Award.
Driving Miss Daisy (1987) is the first in what is known as Uhry’s “Atlanta Trilogy” of plays, all set during the first half of the 20th century. Produced off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons, the play earned him the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It deals with the relationship between an elderly Jewish woman and her black chauffeur. He adapted it into the screenplay for a 1989 movie starring Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman, and he won the Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay. The second of the trilogy, “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” (1996), received the Tony Award for Best Play when produced on Broadway. The third was a 1998 musical called “Parade,” which earned Uhry a Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical.
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