Alice October Childress Obituaries - Essay


(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

Sheila Rule (obituary date 19 August 1994)

SOURCE: An obituary in The New York Times, August 19, 1994, p. A24.

[In the following, Rule provides a brief overview of Childress's career.]

Alice Childress, an actress and a writer of plays and novels, including A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich, died on Sunday at Astoria General Hospital in Queens. She was 77 and lived in Manhattan.

The cause was cancer, said her husband, Nathan Woodard.

In 1973, in a review of A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich in The New York Times, the playwright Ed Bullins wrote: "There are too few books that convince...

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