Awards & Winners

Lonne Elder III

Date of Birth 26-December-1927
Place of Birth Americus
(Sumter County, Georgia, United States of America)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Lonne Elder
Profession Actor, Playwright
Lonne Elder III was an American actor, playwright and screenwriter. In 1973, he and Suzanne de Passe became the first African Americans to be nominated for the Academy Award for writing. Elder was nominated for Sounder, while De Passe was nominated for the film Lady Sings the Blues.

Awards by Lonne Elder III

Check all the awards nominated and won by Lonne Elder III.


Nominations 1973 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Drama Sounder


Nominations 1972 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay Sounder


Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Playwright
Honored for : Ceremonies in Dark Old Men

Nominations 1969 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Playwright Ceremonies in Dark Old Men