Eugene O’Neill’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Oct 16, 1888

Death Date

Nov 27, 1953

Age of Death

65 years

Cause of Death

Cerebellar Abiotrophy

Place of Death

Nov 27, 1953



The playwright Eugene O’Neill died at the age of 65. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Irish American playwright who received both the Nobel Prize in Literature (1936) and four Pulitzer Prizes for Drama (1920, 1922, 1928, 1957). His most famous dramatic works include Anna Christie, Desire Under the Elms, Strange Interlude, Mourning Becomes Electra, The Iceman Cometh, and Long Day’s Journey into Night.

He had two brief marriages– to Kathleen Jenkins and
Agnes Boulton– before marrying his third wife, Carlotta Monterey, in 1929. His eighteen-year-old daughter, Oona, married the much-older Charlie Chaplin in 1943.



“When you’re 50 you start thinking about things you haven’t thought about before. I used to think getting old was about vanity – but actually it’s about losing people you love. Getting wrinkles is trivial.” (Eugene O’Neill)


“Man’s loneliness is but his fear of life.” (Eugene O’Neill)


“Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace.” (Eugene O’Neill)


“Life is a solitary cell whose walls are mirrors.” (Eugene O’Neill)


“One should either be sad or joyful. Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers.” (Eugene O’Neill)