Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who became known for plays that dealt with race.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during his twenties.
He became the first African American to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play No Place to be Somebody in 1970.
He had a son named David with his wife, Leah-Carla.
He appeared in the film Angelheart with Robert De Niro.