Tad Mosel

Tad Mosel, who adapted James Agee's novel "A Death in the Family" into the Pultizer Prize-winning stage play All the Way Home, died Aug. 24, 2008, in Concord, NH. He was 86. For the last 18 years of his life, he resided at the Havenwood-Heritage Heights Retirement community in Concord. "A Death in the Family" was published posthumously in 1957; Agee had died two years earlier. Fred Coe, a producer who worked frequently in television, asked Mr. Mosel to adapt the work. Mr. Mosel had made his reputation as one of the early writing talents in television's golden age of live television. Writing for "Playhouse 90," "Studio One" and "Philco Television Playhouse," he worked alongside other writers who cut their teeth working for the small screen, such as Gore Vidal and Paddy Chayefsky.

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  • Also known as: George Ault Mosel, Jr.
  • Born: May 1, 1922 in Steubenville, OH, USA
  • Death: Aug 24, 2008 in Concord, NH

Awards

New York Drama Critics' Circle
1961 Best American Play All the Way Home Winner
Pulitzer Prize
1961 Pulitzer Prize for Drama All the Way Home Winner