Alice Childress


Born
in Charleston, The United States
October 12, 1916

Died
August 14, 1994


Alice Childress (October 12, 1916 – August 14, 1994) was an American playwright, actor, and author.

She took odd jobs to pay for herself, including domestic worker, photo retoucher, assistant machinist, saleslady, and insurance agent. In 1939, she studied Drama in the American Negro Theatre (ANT), and performed there for 11 years. She acted in Abram Hill and John Silvera's On Strivers Row (1940), Theodore Brown's Natural Man (1941), and Philip Yordan's Anna Lucasta (1944). There she won acclaim as an actress in numerous other productions, and moved to Broadway with the transfer of ANT's hit comedy Anna Lucasta, which became the longest-running all-black play in Broadway history. Alice also became involved in social causes. She formed an
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Those Other People

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“Life is just a short walk from the cradle to the grave, and it sure behooves us to be kind to one another along the way.”
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“Everybody's got some sin, but if it troubles your heart you're a gentle sinner, just a good soul gone wrong.”
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