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Alice Childress (October 12, 1920 in Charleston, South Carolina — August 14, 1994 in New York City, NY) was an American playwright and author.

Childress was born in South Carolina, but at age nine, after her parents separated, she moved to Harlem where she lived with her grandmother. Though her grandmother had no formal education, she encouraged Alice to pursue her talents in reading and writing. Alice attended public school in New York for her middle school and high school education. She became involved in theater immediately after her graduation. In the 1940s, she studied Drama in the American Negro Theatre (ANT). There she won acclaim as an actress in numerous productions, and moved to Broadway with the transfer of ANT's hit comedy Anna Lucasta. Alice also became involved in social causes. She formed an off-broadway union for actors. Her first play, Florence, was produced off-Broadway in 1950. She was the first black woman to have a play produced professionally, and is also the first woman to win an OBIE award

Alice Childress is also known for her literary works. Among these are Those Other People (1989) and A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich (1973). Also, she wrote a screenplay for the 1978 film based on A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich. Childress described her writing as trying to portray the have-nots in a have society.

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Total Books: 30
Like One of The Family
2017 - Like One of the Family (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780807050743
ISBN-10: 0807050741
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Selected Plays
2011 - Selected Plays (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780810127517
ISBN-10: 0810127512
Genre: Literature & Fiction

A Short Walk
2006 - A Short Walk [Classic Feminist Writers] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781558615328
ISBN-10: 1558615326
Genre: Literature & Fiction

A Hero Ain't Nothin But a Sandwich
2000 - A Hero Ain't Nothin But a Sandwich (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780698118546
ISBN-10: 0698118545
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

Rainbow Jordan
1999 - Rainbow Jordan (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780881032536
ISBN-10: 0881032530
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult

Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich
1999 - Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780881032543
ISBN-10: 0881032549
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult

A Hero Aint Nothin but a Sandwich
1989 - A Hero Aint Nothin But a Sandwich (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781557361127
ISBN-10: 1557361126

Those Other People
1989 - Those Other People (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780399215100
ISBN-10: 0399215107
Genres: Teen & Young Adult, Gay & Lesbian
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich
1982 - A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780380001323
ISBN-10: 0380001322
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

Let's hear it for the Queen A play
1976 - Let's Hear It for the Queen a Play (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780698203884
ISBN-10: 0698203887
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction

Short Walk
Short Walk (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780380542390
ISBN-10: 0380542390
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

When the Rattlesnake Sounds A Play
When the Rattlesnake Sounds a Play (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780698203426
ISBN-10: 0698203429

Rainbow Jordon Gb
Rainbow Jordon Gb (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780698325005
ISBN-10: 0698325001

Mojo and String
Mojo and String (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780822207689
ISBN-10: 0822207680
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Wine in the Wilderness
Wine in the Wilderness (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780822212614
ISBN-10: 0822212617
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction