Tennessee Williams’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday) March 26, 1911

Death Date February 25, 1983

Age of Death 71 years

Cause of Death Asphyxia

Profession Playwright

The playwright Tennessee Williams died at the age of 71. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Historic playwright who wrote the classic plays A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Orpheus Descending, The Glass Menagerie, Sweet Bird of Youth, and Summer and Smoke. A Streetcar Named Desire was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948 and is widely considered one of the greatest plays of the 20th century.

He had a serious relationship with actor Phillip Merlo, but drug abuse and infidelity ended their romance. He also had a relationship with Pancho Rodríguez y González. His sister Rose, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia, was his inspiration for the character Laura from The Glass Menagerie.

Quotes

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“The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that’s also a hypocrite!” (Tennessee Williams)

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“We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call; no way out, just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns the house down with us trapped, locked in it.” (Tennessee Williams)

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“The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.” (Tennessee Williams)

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“Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.” (Tennessee Williams)

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“Hell is yourself and the only redemption is when a person puts himself aside to feel deeply for another person.” (Tennessee Williams)

Tennessee Williams Death Cause and Date