March 26, 1911, Columbus, Mississippi – February 25, 1983
Thomas Lanier Williams III was an American writer who worked principally as a playwright in the American theater. He also wrote short stories, novels, poetry, essays, screenplays and a volume of memoirs. His professional career lasted from the mid-1930s until his death in 1983, and saw the creation of many plays that are regarded as classics of the American stage. Williams adapted much of his best known work for the cinema.
The Pulitzer Prize for Drama was awarded to A Streetcar Named Desire (1948) and to Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955). In 1979, 4 years before his death, he was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.
The Glass Menagerie (1950)