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Tennessee Williams (1911–1983)


Tennessee Williams met long-term partner Frank Merlo in the summer of 1948 (Merlo died of lung cancer in the fall of 1963). Though separated briefly in 1961 and again in 1962, the two were partners for 15 years. Merlo acted as his personal manager/secretary. Williams spent much of his most prolific years in Rome, Italy, and his enduring friendship ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 National Theatre Live (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2003 The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (TV Movie) (novella)
  Great Performances (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes, 1976 - 1993) (based on the play by - 1 episode, 1998)
- A Streetcar Named Desire (1998) ... (based on the play by)
- Suddenly, Last Summer (1993) ... (play)
- Eccentricities of a Nightingale (1976) ... (play)
 1996 Fala Comigo Como a Chuva (TV Movie) (play)
 1995 A Streetcar Named Desire (TV Movie) (play)
 1990 Een vreemde liefde (TV Movie) (play "The Strangest Kind of Romance")
 1990 Orpheus Descending (TV Movie) (play)
 1990 American Playwrights Theater: The One-Acts (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 27 Wagons Full of Cotton (1990) ... (writer)
 1989 Sweet Bird of Youth (TV Movie) (play)
 1985 American Playhouse (TV Series) (play by - 1 episode)
- Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1985) ... (play by)
 1984 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (TV Movie) (play)
 1984 A Streetcar Named Desire (TV Movie) (play)
 1981 Linje lusta (TV Movie) (play "A Streetcar Named Desire")
 1977 The Glass Menagerie (TV Movie) (play "The Glass Menagerie")
 1976 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (TV Movie) (by)
 1974 El teatro (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Verano y humo (1974) ... (play)
 1974 Noche de teatro (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Dulce pájaro de juventud (1974) ... (play)
 1974 The Migrants (TV Movie) (story)
 1973 The Glass Menagerie (TV Movie) (play)
 1973 Lasinen eläintarha (TV Movie) (play "The Glass Menagerie")
 1972 27 Waggons Baumwolle (TV Movie) (play)
 1972 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Summer and Smoke (1972) ... (play)
 1970 Dragon Country (TV Movie) (plays "I Can't Imagine Tomorrow", "Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen")
 1969 Die Glasmenagerie (TV Movie) (novel "The Glass-Menagerie")
 1969 Glassmenasjeriet (TV Movie) (play)
 1968 Hora once (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Auto de fe (1968)
 1968 Hilsen fra Bertha (TV Movie) (play "Hello from Bertha")
 1968 Portret van een madonna (TV Movie)
 1967 Glasmenageriet (TV Movie)
 1966 CBS Playhouse: The Glass Menagerie (TV Movie) (play)
 1966 Ten Blocks on the Camino Real (TV Movie) (play) / (screenplay)
 1966 Outoa romantiikkaa (TV Movie) (play "The Strangest Kind of Romance")
 1966 Teatterituokio (TV Series) (play "Mooney's Kid Don't Cry" - 1 episode)
- Moonyn poika ei itke (1966) ... (play "Mooney's Kid Don't Cry")
 1965 Tervehdys Berthalta (TV Movie) (play "Hello from Bertha")
 1965 Torakkanainen (TV Movie) (play "The Lady of Larkspur Lotion")
 1965 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Portrait of a Madonna (1965) ... (writer)
 1965 Orpheus steigt herab (TV Movie) (writer)
 1965 Mooney's jongen huilt niet (TV Movie) (play "Mooney's Kid Don't Cry")
 1964 Glasmenagerie (TV Movie) (play)
  ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1964) (writer - 1 episode, 1964) (play - 1 episode)
- Camino Real (1964) ... (story)
- The Rose Tattoo (1964) ... (writer)
- The Glass Menagerie ... (play)
 1953-1964 TV de Vanguarda (TV Series) (play - 4 episodes)
- Um Bonde Chamado Desejo (1964) ... (play)
- Uma Rua Chamada Pecado (1959) ... (play)
- Anjo de Pedra (1954) ... (play)
- Algemas de Cristal (1953) ... (play)
  Grande Teatro Tupi (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1956) (play - 2 episodes, 1963)
- Anjo de Peda (1963) ... (play)
- A Rosa Tatuada (1963) ... (play)
- Anjo de Pedra (1956)
 1963 Lo zoo di vetro (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 Play of the Week (TV Series) (plays - 1 episode)
- Four by Tennessee (1961) ... (plays)
 1960 Talo määrätty hävitettäväksi (TV Movie) (play)
 1958 Glasmenagerie (TV Movie) (novel "The Glass-Menagerie")
  Teledrama (TV Series) (1 episode, 1957) (play - 1 episode, 1957)
- Rosa Tatuada (1957)
- Rosa Tatuada (1957) ... (play)
 1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- You Touched Me (1957) ... (play)
 1956 Un tranvía llamado Deseo (TV Movie) (play "A Streetcar Named Desire")
 1955 A.N.T.A. Album of 1955 (TV Movie) (play "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof")
 1948 Actor's Studio (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Portrait of a Madonna (1948) ... (play)
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Other Works:

His play, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," was performed at the Lyric Theatre in London, England with Brendan Fraser, Frances O'Connor, Ned Beatty, Gemma Jones, Clive Carter, and Abigail McKern in the cast. Anthony Page was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 9 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 10 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Tennessee
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Personal Quote:

Eli Wallach has discovered the secret of pissing people off. He's happy. See more »

Trivia:

His plays, "A Streetcar Named Desire," and "Suddenly Last Summer," were both nominated for the 1973 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Play Production and were both performed at the Ivanhoe Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. See more »

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