“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
Tennessee Williams (American Dramatist)
Date of Birth:
March 26, 1911
Date of Death:
February 24, 1983
Thomas Lanier Williams III , better known as Tennessee Williams, was a major American playwright who received many of the top theatrical awards. 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 and The Night of the Iguana received New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards. His 1952 play The Rose Tattoo received the Tony Award for best play.