Tennessee Williams Biography

 
Date Of Birth:
March 26, 1911
Date Of Death:
February 25, 1983 (71)
Birth Place:
Columbus, MS, USA
Gender: Male
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Tennessee Williams Biography

Date of Birth: March 26, 1911
Date of Death: February 25, 1983 (71)
Birth Place: Columbus, MS, USA
Gender: Male

One of America's greatest playwrights and certainly the greatest ever from the South, Tennessee Williams wrote fiction and motion picture screenplays, but he is acclaimed primarily for his plays, nearly all of which are set in the South, but which at their best rise above regionalism to approach universal themes. Tennessee Williams drew heavily on his family experiences in his writings. When The Glass Menagerie hit Broadway in 1945, it not only changed Tennessee Williams' life, it revolutionized American theatre. A Streetcar Named Desire, The Night of the Iguana and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof are some of his other masterpieces. Among his many awards, Williams won two Pulitzer Prizes and four New York Drama Critics Circle Awards. In addition to 25 full-length plays, Williams produced dozens of short plays and screenplays, two novels, a novella, 60 short stories, more than 100 poem and an autobiography. His works have been translated into at least 27 languages, and countless productions of his work have been staged around the world.

Tennessee Williams Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Olivier Awards - 2003 - Best Revival
Tennessee WilliamsA Streetcar Named Desire
 
Tony Awards - 1999 - Best Play
Tennessee Williams, Not About Nightingales
 
Olivier Awards - 1995 - Best Revival of a Play or Comedy
Tennessee WilliamsSweet Bird Of Youth
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1962 - Best American Play
Tennessee Williams, The Night of the Iguana
 
Tony Awards - 1962 - Best Play
Tennessee Williams, The Night of the Iguana
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1958 - Best Play
Tennessee WilliamsCat on a Hot Tin Roof
 
Tony Awards - 1956 - Best Play
Tennessee Williams, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1955 - Best American Play
Tennessee Williams, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 1955 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Tennessee Williams, Cat on A Hot Tin Roof
 
Tony Awards - 1951 - Best Play
Tennessee Williams, The Rose Tattoo
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1948 - Best American Play
Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire
Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie

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