Paul Eliot Green (Paul Eliot Green)

Paul Eliot Green

Playwright, Screenwriter. He was an outspoken champion of civil rights and one of the first white Americans to write plays about black life. In 1926 he wrote “In Abraham’s Bosom” and in 1927 he won the Pulitzer Prize for the drama. He also wrote seven Broadway plays and other books including “The Lost Colony” (1937) and “The Common Glory” (1948). He also collaborated with black author Richard Wright on the stage version of his “Native Son”.  Family links:  Parents:  William Archibald Green (1852 – 1926)  Bettie Lorine Byrd Green (1862 – 1908)  Spouse:  Elizabeth Atkinson Lay Green (1897 – 1989)*  Children:  Janet McNeil Green (1931 – 2012)*  Siblings:  Flora Green**  Mary Avery Green Johnson (1892 – 1987)*  Paul Eliot Green (1894 – 1981) *Calculated relationship**Half-sibling

Born

  • March, 17, 1894
  • USA

Died

  • May, 05, 1981
  • USA

Cemetery

  • Old Chapel Hill Cemetery
  • USA

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