The stage and screen icon earned a Tony nomination for creating the role of Walter Lee Younger in Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking A Raisin in the Sun.
The writer contributed to The Wall Street Journal for almost 20 years.
The theatre auteur helmed Torch Song Trilogy, Legs Diamond, and more.
Among the veteran art director's work was Avenue Q's historic 2004 Tony Awards campaign.
The songwriter, along with her co-lyricist husband, wrote the lyrics for the Broadway musicalsSomething More! and Ballroom.
Known for Full House, the television dad appeared on Broadway in The Drowsy Chaperone and Hand to God.
The star appeared in the original Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun.
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