Tennessee Williams

1911 - 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. Along with contemporaries Eugene O'Neill and Arthur Miller, he is considered among the three foremost playwrights of 20th-century American drama.Raised in St. Louis, Missouri, after years of obscurity, at age 33 he became suddenly famous with the success of The Glass Menagerie (1944) in New York City. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tennessee Williams has received more than 4,014,883 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Tennessee Williams is the 470th most popular writer (down from 431st in 2019), the 479th most popular biography from United States (down from 389th in 2019) and the 53rd most popular American Writer.

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  • 74.65

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  • 74

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  • 4.90

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  • 5.57

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Tennessee Williams ranks 470 out of 5,794. Before him are T. S. Eliot, Valmiki, Theodore Dreiser, Louis Aragon, Paula Hitler, and Susan Sontag. After him are Yunus Emre, Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Gérard de Nerval, Arion, Henry IV of Castile, and Jostein Gaarder.

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Among people born in 1911, Tennessee Williams ranks 19Before him are Marshall McLuhan, Jack Ruby, Todor Zhivkov, Mikhail Botvinnik, Robert Johnson, and Czesław Miłosz. After him are Joseph Barbera, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, Melvin Calvin, Lê Đức Thọ, Wilhelm Mohnke, and L. Ron Hubbard. Among people deceased in 1983, Tennessee Williams ranks 9Before him are Louis de Funès, Luis Buñuel, Leopold III of Belgium, Umberto II of Italy, Hergé, and Idris of Libya. After him are Felix Bloch, Buckminster Fuller, David Niven, Arthur Koestler, Raymond Aron, and Nikolai Podgorny.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Tennessee Williams ranks 479 out of 15,968. Before him are Paul Tibbets (1915), Theodore Dreiser (1871), Faye Dunaway (1941), Sarah Palin (1964), John Bardeen (1908), and Susan Sontag (1933). After him are Warren Beatty (1937), Millard Fillmore (1800), Richard Chamberlain (1934), Duke Ellington (1899), Jeffrey Epstein (1953), and Joseph Barbera (1911).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Tennessee Williams ranks 53Before him are Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875), William S. Burroughs (1914), Louisa May Alcott (1832), T. S. Eliot (1888), Theodore Dreiser (1871), and Susan Sontag (1933). After him are Sidney Sheldon (1917), Mary Higgins Clark (1927), Washington Irving (1783), Robert A. Heinlein (1907), Allen Ginsberg (1926), and Frank Herbert (1920).