HOUSTON CHRONICLE:

Playwright, screenwriter Horton Foote dies at 92

By EVERETT EVANS

Horton Foote, the Oscar- and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter revered for his tender evocations of small-town life, died Wednesday at 92.  

Renowned for his subtle, wise and compassionate studies of ordinary lives — often set in a fictionalized version of his hometown of Wharton — Foote won a Pulitzer for The Young Man From Atlanta and Oscars for his screenplays for To Kill a Mockingbird and Tender Mercies.

His most widely produced play, The Trip to Bountiful, depicts an elderly woman’s quest to visit her fondly remembered hometown once more before her death, only to find that almost nothing of it remains . . .  

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ent/6293930.html

THE NEW YORK TIMES:

Horton Foote, Chronicler of America in Plays and Film, Dies at 92

By WILBORN HAMPTON

Horton Foote, who chronicled a wistful American odyssey through the 20th century in plays and films mostly set in a small town in Texas and who left a literary legacy as one of the country’s foremost storytellers, died on Wednesday in Hartford. He was 92 and lived in Pacific Palisades, Calif., and Wharton, Tex . . .

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/05/theater/05foote.html

A Dramatist Who Cozied Up to the Chill Within the Hearth

By BEN BRANTLEY

Horton Foote’s plays have always felt like home to me. You don’t have to have grown up Southern, as I did, to respond this way to the soft-spoken tales of small-town Texas by this most gentle and ruthless of dramatists, who died on Wednesday at 92 in Hartford . . .

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/06/theater/06foot.html

Horton Foote interviewed on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLVobIUrGD8

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