Tennessee Williams

American playwright (1911-1983)

Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams III (March 26, 1911 – February 25, 1983) was an American writer, perhaps best known for his play A Streetcar Named Desire. He was of English, Welsh and Huguenot ancestry. He was gay. He was an alcoholic and drug addict who died of an accidental drug overdose.

Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams (age 54) photographed by Orland Fernandez in 1965 for the twentieth anniversary of The Glass Menagerie.
Tennessee Williams (age 54) photographed by Orland Fernandez in 1965 for the twentieth anniversary of The Glass Menagerie.
BornThomas Lanier Williams
(1911-03-26)March 26, 1911
Columbus, Mississippi
United States
DiedFebruary 25, 1983(1983-02-25) (aged 71)
New York City, United States
Resting placeBellefontaine and Calvary Cemeteries
LanguageEnglish
NationalityAmerican
Period1930–1983
PartnerFrank Merlo
Pancho Rodríguez y González
ParentsEdwina and Cornelius Coffin

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