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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 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tennessee Williams has received more than 5,676,727 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Tennessee Williams is the 437th most popular writer (up from 470th in 2019), the 445th most popular biography from United States (up from 479th in 2019) and the 47th most popular American Writer.

Tennessee Williams is most famous for writing the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "A Streetcar Named Desire."

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  • 75

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  • 5.44

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  • 5.34

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Among writers, Tennessee Williams ranks 437 out of 5,755Before him are Ennius, Louise de La Vallière, Constantine P. Cavafy, Louisa May Alcott, Traudl Junge, and Yunus Emre. After him are Patrick Modiano, Christopher Marlowe, Enid Blyton, Frantz Fanon, Mika Waltari, and Joris-Karl Huysmans.

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Among people born in 1911, Tennessee Williams ranks 19Before him are Võ Nguyên Giáp, Marshall McLuhan, Czesław Miłosz, Jack Ruby, Robert Johnson, and Mikhail Botvinnik. After him are Melvin Calvin, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, William Alfred Fowler, Wilhelm Mohnke, Joseph Barbera, and Lê Đức Thọ. Among people deceased in 1983, Tennessee Williams ranks 9Before him are Garrincha, Luis Buñuel, Leopold III of Belgium, Umberto II of Italy, Hergé, and Idris of Libya. After him are Jon Brower Minnoch, David Niven, Meyer Lansky, Nikolai Podgorny, Felix Bloch, and Arthur Koestler.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Tennessee Williams ranks 445 out of 18,182Before him are George Clooney (1961), Stephen Hillenburg (1961), Milton H. Erickson (1901), Joan Crawford (1904), Louisa May Alcott (1832), and Gordon Allport (1897). After him are Cliff Burton (1962), Montgomery Clift (1920), The Notorious B.I.G. (1972), John Wayne Gacy (1942), Glenn Close (1947), and Pat Morita (1932).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Tennessee Williams ranks 47Before him are Sylvia Plath (1932), Paul Auster (1947), Alvin Toffler (1928), Tom Clancy (1947), Gertrude Stein (1874), and Louisa May Alcott (1832). After him are Richard Bach (1936), William S. Burroughs (1914), Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804), Ellen G. White (1827), Robert A. Heinlein (1907), and Kurt Vonnegut (1922).