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Tennessee Williams

Tennessee WilliamsAKA Thomas Lanier Williams

Born: 26-Mar-1911
Birthplace: Columbus, MS
Died: 25-Feb-1983
Location of death: Hotel Elysee, New York City
Cause of death: Accident - Choking
Remains: Buried, Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, MO

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay
Occupation: Playwright

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Glass Menagerie

Father: Cornelius Coffin Williams (shoe salesman)
Mother: Edwina Dakin Williams (minister's daughter)
Boyfriend: Frank Merlo

    University: University of Missouri (dropped out)
    University: Washington University in St. Louis (1936-37, transferred)
    University: BA, University of Iowa (1938)

    Dramatists Guild of America
    Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity
    Tony The Rose Tattoo (1951?)
    Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1948 for A Streetcar Named Desire
    Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1955 for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
    Kennedy Center Honor 1979
    St. Louis Walk of Fame
    Tonsillectomy
    Appendectomy
    Nervous Breakdown
    Draft Deferment: World War II 4-F
    Risk Factors: Depression, Appendicitis, Hemorrhoids

Wrote plays:
The Glass Menagerie (1945)
A Streetcar Named Desire (1947)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955)
Sweet Bird of Youth (1959)
Clothes for a Summer Hotel (1980)


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