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Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams's biography

Tennessee Williams is 72 years old playwright born at Columbus. He was born on Sunday 26th of March 1911. He is often nicknamed as The Bird. According to year of birth 1911 he belongs to Greatest Generation. Birthday on 26th of March means he is Aries. Aries is the most active sign of Zodiac, one born with this sign is a very quick learner, aggressive and passionate.

He is citizen of United States of America. His primary profession is to be playwright. You can know him also as novelist, screenwriter, poet. He is recently known as writer. He received Pulitzer Prize for Drama A Streetcar Named Desire in 1948

Tennessee Williams's dad

Tennessee Williams's father's name is Cornelius Coffin Williams.

Tennessee Williams's mom

Tennessee Williams's mother's name is Edwina Estelle Dakin.

Tennessee Williams's schools

We found 6 schools He attended. Complete list of schools: University of Iowa, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Missouri, New School, University City High School, Soldan International Studies High School.

Tennessee Williams's career

His main focus is to be playwright and performing arts. He is famous thanks to The Glass Menagerie. He is also a member of American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Is Tennessee Williams gay ?

He is known to be homosexuality.

How did Tennessee Williams die

He died on on Friday 25th of February 1983 when he was 72 years old at New York City. Tennessee Williamss death was caused by after choking on a bottle cap. It happend like accident.

Awards and competitions

Tennessee Williams's Awards

  • He won the New York Drama Critics' Circle award for "The Glass Menagerie." He also won two Pulitzer Prizes in Drama - for "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1947) and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (1954).
  • His tragedy "A Streetcar Named Desire" performed at the Royal National Theatre: Lyttelton, was nominated for a 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Revival of 2002.
  • His plays, "A Streetcar Named Desire," and "Suddenly Last Summer," were both nominated for the 1973 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Play Production and were both performed at the Ivanhoe Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
  • His play, "A Streetcar Named Desire" at the Writers' Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, was nominated for a 2010 Joseph Jefferson Award for Production of a Play (Large).
  • His play, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California was awarded the 1983 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Production.
  • His play, "The Mutilated" at A Red Orchid Theatre in Chicago, Illnois was nominated for a 2016 Joseph Jefferson (Equity) Award for Midsize Play Production.

Tennessee Williams's Nominations

  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay

Tennessee Williams's quotes

  • Why did I write? Because I found life unsatisfactory.
  • [on Marlon Brando] He loves the light! See how the light shines through him? . . . I shouldn't be partial, but he is my favorite one.
  • A prayer for the wild at heart, kept in cages.
  • Eli Wallach has discovered the secret of pissing people off. He's happy.
  • Why pick on [Elia] Kazan just because he made a mistake sixteen years ago and joined the Communist Party when he didn't know what it was all about? If you keep it up, there won't be anybody out here but those who know how to make B-pictures.
  • [on alcoholic episodes in his later years] I was always falling down, and I would always say, 'I'm about to fall down', and almost nobody ever caught me.
  • [on celebrity] Being successful,and famous makes such demands! I wanted it and still want it with one part of me, but that isn't the part of me that is important or creative.
  • [1983] I've gone from good reviews, to bad reviews, to no reviews.
  • [May 1982] I don't understand my life, past or present, nor do I understand life itself. Death seems more comprehensible to me.
  • William Saroyan wrote a great play (The Time of Your Life) on this theme, that purity of heart is the one success worth having.
  • In Rome, you rarely see a young man on the street who does not have a slight erection.

Tennessee Williams's body shape

Lets describe how Tennessee Williams looks. We will focus on his body shape. Body build is average.