Tennessee Williams

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Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams

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Tennessee Williams was born on March 26, 1911. His birth name is Thomas Lanier Williams III. At age 28 he started to write plays and books until 1979. After his career was over, he suffered from major alchoholism and drug abuse. He died on February 25, 1983 in New York City, New York at the age of 71.

Origin: Columbus, Mississippi

Years Active: 1939-1979


1944- The Glass Menagerie1947- A Street Car Named Desire1955- Cat on a Hot Tin Roof1959- Sweet Bird of Youth

Tennessee Williams was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1979. He composed over 25 major plays. Williams also wrote two novels and many more short stories.

Fun Facts

In college, he was known for skipping class just because he simply "forgot". Williams had major alchhol and drug issues. His brother persuaded him to join the Catholic Church later as his career was winding down. Willimas left all of his literary rights to the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. He died form choking on a bottle cap of of eyedrops while drunk. In 1994, the United States Postal Service made a stamp in Williams' honor.

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