Ed Graczyk is probably best known as the author of Come Back To The 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. The play was produced on Broadway directed by Robert Altman with a cast that included Sandy Dennis, Cher, Karen Black and Kathy Bates. It has been translated into eight languages, is published by Samuel French, and has received over 1,000 productions throughout the world. A succesful film with the same cast and director was awarded the Grand Prize at the Chicago International Film Festival and appeared on many year-end Best Film lists. Mr. Graczyk received the Best Screenplay Award at the Belgium International Film Festival.His play Hometown Heroes was awarded the Rosenthal New Play Prize presented by the Cincinnati Playhouse and produced there with Ralph Waite and M Emmett Walsh. His other work for the stage includes A Murder of Crows and the lyrics for A Penny Friend(both published by Samuel French), A Country Christmas Carol, Weeds, and The Blue Moon Dancing. He is also an award-winning author of twelve plays for young people.