Alfred Uhry was born in Atlanta, Georgia. His book for the musical version of Eudora Welty's The Robber Bridegroom was Tony nominated in 1976. Driving Miss Daisy won the Pulitzer Prize and The Last Night of Ballyhoo won a Tony Award as best play of 1997. His book for the musical Parade was also awarded a Tony. Screenplays include Mystic Pizza, Rich in Love and Driving Miss Daisy. Other works include the plays Divine Intervention, Angel Reapers and Apples and Oranges.