Alice Childress


Famed for writing such plays as Wedding Band, Gold Through the Trees, and Mojo, Alice Childress also wrote books, one of which, A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich, she adapted into a feature film starring Cicely Tyson and Paul Winfield. In 1979, her novel A Short Walk received a Pulitzer Prize nomination. Before becoming a writer, Childress performed… More


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