Playwrights and their stage works 

Tennessee Williams

Born Thomas Lanier Williams in Columbus, Mississippi, 26 March 1911. Educated at the University of Missouri, Columbia, 1929-31; Washington University, St. Louis, 1936; University of Iowa, Iowa City, 1938, A.B. 1938. Clerical worker and manual labourer, International Shoe Company, St. Louis, Missouri, 1934-35; held various jobs, including waiter and elevator operator, New Orleans, 1939; teletype operator, Jacksonville, Florida, 1940; worked at odd jobs, New York, 1942, and as screenwriter for MGM, Hollywood, 1943; fulltime writer from 1944; distinguished writer-in-residence, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 1980. Recipient: American Academy gold medal, 1969; New York Drama Critics Circle award, 1945, 1948, 1955, 1962; Sidney Howard award, 1945; Donaldson award, 1945, 1948; Pulitzer prize, 1948, 1955; medal of freedom, 1980. L.H.D.: Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1982. Member, American Academy, 1976. Died 25 February 1983.

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Critical Studies