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Birth Name: Tennessee Williams
Born: 05/26/1911
Birth Place: Columbus, Mississippi, USA
Death Place: New York City, New York, USA
Died: 02/25/1983

Born on May 26, 1911 in Columbus, MS, Williams was raised by his father, a hard-drinking shoe salesman who hailed from a prestigious Tennessee family, which included the state's first governor and first senator, and his mother, Edwina, the daughter of an Episcopal priest whose behavior was often erratic and neurotic. When he was six years old, Williams suffered from diphtheria and a kidney infection that almost ended his life and left him bedridden for nearly a year. During that time, his family's dysfunction came into full bloom when his father expressed open disdain toward his weakened and somewhat effeminate son, and his overbearing mother turned her attention toward his brother, Tom. Thr... Continue Bio >>

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