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Horton Foote dies at 92; playwright, screenwriter chronicled small-town Southern life

Horton Foote, whose bittersweet stories of heartbreak and regret set in small Southern towns earned him wide popular acclaim as well as two Academy Awards and a Pulitzer Prize, died Wednesday. He was 92. Foote died in his sleep at his apartment in Hartford, Conn., said Paul Marte, a spokesman for the Hartford Stage theater company. Foote was in Hartford with his family, including his actress daughter Hallie and son-in-law Devon Abner, who are appearing in a stage adaptation of "To Kill a Mockingbird." Foote emerged on the national scene when he won an Academy Award for his screen adaptation of "To Kill a Mockingbird," the 1962 movie based on Harper Lee's novel...

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