|Date of Birth||3 May 1913, Independence, Kansas, USA|
|Date of Death||10 June 1973, Los Angeles, California, USA (suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning)|
|Birth Name||William Motter Inge|
Mini Bio (1)
William (Motter) Inge brought small-town life in the American Midwest to Broadway with four successive dramatic triumphs: "Come Back Little Sheba" (1950), "Picnic" (1953; Pulitzer Prize), "Bus Stop" (1955) and "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs" (1957). With the exception of his Academy Award-winning screenplay for Splendor in the Grass (1961), his later plays and prose never achieved the success of his early work. Convinced he could no longer write, Inge fell into a paralyzing depression, which resulted in his suicide.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: A. Nonymous