Thomas Lanier Williams (1911 - 1983) MP

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Nicknames: "Tennessee Williams"
Birthplace: Columbus, Madison Co., MS
Death: Died in Elysees Hotel, New York City
Occupation: Writer: Street Car Named Desire; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Playwright ("The Glass Menagerie", "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof")
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennessee_Williams

Tennessee Williams (born Thomas Lanier Williams, March 26, 1911 – February 25, 1983) was an American playwright who received many of the top theatrical awards for his works of drama. He moved to New Orleans in 1939 and changed his name to "Tennessee", the state of his father's birth.

He won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for A Streetcar Named Desire in 1948 and for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in 1955. In addition, The Glass Menagerie (1945) and The Night of the Iguana (1961) received New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards. His 1952 play The Rose Tattoo received the Tony Award for best play. -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Lanier_Williams

Tennessee Williams (March 26, 1911 – February 25, 1983) born Thomas Lanier Williams, was an American playwright who received many of the top theatrical awards for his works of drama. He moved to New Orleans in 1939 and changed his name to "Tennessee", the Southeastern U.S. state, his father's birthplace.

He won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for A Streetcar Named Desire in 1948 and for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in 1955. In addition, The Glass Menagerie (1945) and The Night of the Iguana (1961) received New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards. His 1952 play The Rose Tattoo received the Tony Award for best play. In 1980 he was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Jimmy Carter.

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Tennessee Williams's Timeline

1911
March 26, 1911
Columbus, Madison Co., MS
1983
February 25, 1983
Age 71
Elysees Hotel, New York City
March 3, 1983
Age 71
Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, MO
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St. Paul's Episcopal Church
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Univ of Missouri, Washington Univ, Univ of Iowa (B.A.)