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Tennessee Williams

Playwright Tennessee Williams

Profession: Playwright

United States of America

Why Famous: 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' "Streetcar Named Desire" premieres in NYC
  • 1948-05-03 Pulitzer prize awarded to James Michener & Tennessee Williams
  • 1951-02-03 Tennessee Williams' play "The Rose Tattoo" premieres in NYC
  • 1951-09-18 "A Streetcar Named Desire", directed by Elia Kazan and based on Tennessee Williams' 1947 play of the same name, starring Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh, is released
  • 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 NYC for 137 performances

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