Melvin Van Peebles
Author, Playwright, Screenwriter / 1963 -
Suzan-Lori Parks is a playwright and novelist who won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Topdog/Underdog, with later projects like 365 Days/365 Plays and Porgy and Bess.
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Director, Producer, Screenwriter / 1909 - 1993
American producer, director and screenwriter Joseph L. Mankiewicz was known for creating memorable characters. He worked with many major Hollywood stars.
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profile name: Melvin Van Peebles profile occupation: Film Actor, Director, Producer, Playwright, Screenwriter
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