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Tennessee Williams
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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)
DiedFebruary 25, 1983(1983-02-25) (aged 71)
New York City, United States
Cause of deathDrug overdose
Resting placeBellefontaine and Calvary Cemeteries
NationalityAmerican
Partner(s)Frank Merlo
Pancho Rodríguez y González
Parent(s)Edwina and Cornelius Coffin
Signature
Tennessee Williams signature.svg

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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