Tennessee Williams

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Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams (age 54) photographed by Orland Fernandez in 1965 for the twentieth anniversary of The Glass Menagerie.
Born Thomas Lanier Williams
March 26, 1911(1911-03-26)
Columbus, Mississippi
United States
Died February 25, 1983(1983-02-25) (aged 71)
New York City, United States
Cause of death Drug overdose
Resting place Bellefontaine and Calvary Cemeteries
Nationality American
Partner Frank Merlo
Pancho Rodríguez y González
Parents Edwina and Cornelius Coffin
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Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams III (March 26, 1911 – February 25, 1983) was an American writer, perhaps best known for his play A Streetcar Named Desire. He was of English, Welsh and Huguenot ancestry. He was gay. He was an alcoholic and drug addict who died of an accidental drug overdose.

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