Thomas Lanier Williams (1911-1983) was
born in Columbus, Missouri. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1948 for
A Streetcar Named
, and another in 1955 for
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Many of his
plays were adapted for the screen. His works include 24 major plays, 2 novels, several
screenplays, and a volume of memoirs. The collection contains manuscripts of several of
Williams' published and unpublished plays, play fragments, short stories, screen scenarios,
Thomas Lanier Williams was born on March 26, 1911 in Columbus, Mississippi. His first major
success came with the 1945 Broadway premiere of The Glass Menagerie. He won a
Pulitzer Prize in 1948 for A Streetcar Named Desire and another in 1955 for
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Williams adapted a number of his plays for the
screen, and his works include 24 major plays, 2 novels, several screenplays, and a volume of
memoirs. Williams died on February 25, 1983 in New York City.
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