Tennessee Williams

Playwright Tennessee Williams

Profession: Playwright

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Biography: He was a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright in 1948 whose works include The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

Born: March 26, 1911
Birthplace: Columbus, Mississippi, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries

Died: February 25, 1983 (aged 71)

Historical Events

  • 1944-12-26 Tennessee Williams' play "Glass Menagerie" premieres in Chicago
  • 1945-03-31 Tennessee Williams' "Glass Menagerie" premieres in NYC
  • 1947-12-03 Tennessee Williams' stage drama "A Streetcar Named Desire", starring Jessica Tandy, Marlon Brando, and Kin Hunter, and directed by Elia Kazan opens the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, NYC; runs for 855 performances, wins a Tony Award and a Pulitzer Prize
  • 1948-05-03 Pulitzer prize awarded to James Michener & Tennessee Williams
  • 1949-12-17 Tennessee Williams' stage drama "A Streetcar Named Desire", starring Jessica Tandy, Marlon Brando, and Kin Hunter, and directed by Elia Kazan closes at Ethel Barrymore Theatre, NYC, after 855 performances, winning a Tony Award and a Pulitzer Prize
  • 1951-02-03 Tennessee Williams' play "The Rose Tattoo" premieres in NYC
  • 1951-09-18 "A Streetcar Named Desire", film directed by Elia Kazan based on Tennessee Williams' 1947 play of the same name, starring Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh, premieres at the Warner Theater, NYC
  • 1953-03-19 Tennessee Williams' "Camino Real" premieres in NYC
  • 1955-03-24 Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" opens for 694 performances
  • 1955-05-02 Pulitzer prize awarded Tennessee Williams for (Cat on Hot Tin Roof)
  • 1957-03-21 Tennessee Williams' "Orpheus Descending" premieres in NYC
  • 1959-03-10 Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth" premieres in NYC
  • 1961-12-28 Tennessee Williams' "Night of the Iguana" premieres in NYC
  • 1963-01-16 Tennessee Williams' "Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore" premieres
  • 1972-04-02 Tennessee Williams' "Small Craft Warnings" premieres in NYC
  • 1992-04-12 Revival of Tennessee Williams' play "A Streetcar Named Desire", starring Alec Baldwin & Jessica Lange, opens at Ethel Barrymore Theatre, NYC; runs for 137 performances
  • 1992-08-09 Revival of Tennessee Williams' play "A Streetcar Named Desire", starring Alec Baldwin & Jessica Lange, closes at Ethel Barrymore, NYC, after 137 performances
  • 1996-10-20 Revival of Tennessee Williams' stage drama "Summer and Smoke", starring Harry Hamlin and Mary McDonnell, closes at Criterion Theater, NYC, after 53 performances

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