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
|Died||February 25, 1983
New York City, United States
|Cause of death||Drug overdose|
|Resting place||Bellefontaine and Calvary Cemeteries|
Pancho Rodríguez y González
|Parents||Edwina and Cornelius Coffin|
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.