Lynn Riggs

Rollie Lynn Riggs was an American poet, playwright, and screenwriter of Cherokee descent. He is best known for his 1931 play Green Grow the Lilacs, which was later adapted by Rodgers and Hammerstein into the 1943 musical Oklahoma!. The recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship and the author of twenty one full-length plays, he died on June 30, 1954.