Tennessee Williams

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Tenessi Uil'jams, T Williams, Теннесси Уильямс, and 52 others Thomas Lanier Williams, Tenesi Vilijams, Tenesijs Viljamss, وليامز، تنسي،, 테네시 윌리엄스, טנסי וילימס, Teneshī Wiriamuzu, Tenesi Vilyams, ტენესი უილიამსი, Tenesi Uiliems, Т Уильямс, Tenesi Viljems, טנסי ווליאמס, Tennessee Williams, Թենեսի Ուիլյամս, Tīnnissī Willyāmz, Том Ланир, Τένεσι Ουίλιαμς, Уильямс, טנסי יוליאמס, تنسی ویلیامز, Tennessi Uil'iams, تينيسي وليامز, টেনেসি উইলিয়ামস, Тэнэсі Ўільямз, Тенеси Вилијамс, ਟੇਨਿਸੀ ਵਿਲੀਅਮਜ਼, Tenesse Williams, Теннĕсси Вильямс, Тэнесі Уільямс, Ṭenesi Ṿilyams, ويليامز، تنسى،, Thomas Lanier, Томас Ланье Уильямс, ٹینیسی ولیمز, טנסי וויליאמס, تنيسي وليامز،, Tīnisī Wilyāmz, Thomas Lainer Williams, Tīnnissī Wilyāmz, テネシー・ウィリアムズ, Теннессі Вільямс, Williams, Тенеси Уилямс, وليامز، تنيسى،, 田纳西·威廉斯, ويليامز، توماس لنير،, Thomas L. Williams, Tennessi Uilʹi︠a︡ms, Tenesī Viljamss, テネシー ウィリアムズ, טנסי ויליאמס
March 26, 1911
Feb. 25, 1983

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Thomas Lanier Williams III (March 26, 1911 – February 25, 1983), known by his pen name Tennessee Williams, was an American playwright and screenwriter. Along with contemporaries Eugene O'Neill and Arthur Miller, he is considered among the three foremost playwrights of 20th-century American drama.At age 33, after years of obscurity, Williams suddenly became famous with the success of The Glass Menagerie (1944) in New York City. He introduced "plastic theatre" in this play and it closely reflected his own unhappy family background. It was the first of a string of successes, including A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955), Sweet Bird of Youth (1959), and The Night of the Iguana (1961). With his later work, Williams attempted a new style that did not appeal as widely to audiences. His drama A Streetcar Named Desire is often numbered on short lists of the finest American plays of the 20th century alongside Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night and Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.Much of Williams's most acclaimed work has been adapted for the cinema. He also wrote short stories, poetry, essays, and a volume of memoirs. In 1979, four years before his death, Williams …

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