Mark Medoff, playwright whose ‘Children of a Lesser God’ won a Tony and an Oscar, dies

Mark Medoff, a provocative playwright whose “Children of a Lesser God” won Tony and Olivier awards and whose screen adaptation of his play earned an Oscar nomination, has died while in hospice care in Las Cruces, N.M. He was 79.

Medoff died Tuesday in a hospice surrounded by family, according to…

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