Tennessee Williams (I) (1911–1983)


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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 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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(1958)
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(1956)
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 2020 El Zoo de Cristal 2 (Short)
 2018/X Lily (Short) (creator)
 2018 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (play)
 2018 Behind the Black Curtain (TV Series short) (1 episode)
 2015 The Palooka (Short) (based on a play by)
 2013 The Magic Tower (Short)
 2013 Fifty Years on Stage (TV Movie documentary) (written by - segment "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof")
 2012 A Streetcar Named Desire (Video) (play)
 2011 Kingdom on Earth (TV Movie) (play)
 2011 Gioia Osthoff Demovideo (Short)
 2011 Here Without Me (play "The Glass Menagerie")
 2010 The Fugitive Kind (Short) (story)
 2010 The Night at Moon Lake Casino (Short) (original story)
 2010 The Glass Menagerie (Video) (playwright)
 2009/V Rain (Short)
 2008 The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (screenplay)
 2007 Macka na horúcej plechovej streche (TV Movie) (play)
 2006 Sweet Tornado: Margo Jones and the American Theater (TV Movie documentary) (dialogue)
 2004 Akale (play "Glass Menagerie")
 2003 The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (TV Movie) (novella)
 2001 The Yellow Bird (Short) (short story)
 2000 The Night of the Iguana (Short)
  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)
 1994 Pokoj u trati (Short) (play "The Strangest Kind of Romance")
 1992 Navazhdenie (TV Movie) (novel)
 1991 Dum na zbourání (play "The Property Is Condemned")
 1991 Onuitgesproken (TV Short) (writer)
 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 Koshka na raskalyonnoy kryshe (TV Movie) (play)
 1989 Leoforeio, o Pothos (Video) (play "A Streetcar Named Desire")
 1989 The Drift (Video) (novel "The Roman Spring of Mrs.Stone")
 1989 Sweet Bird of Youth (TV Movie) (play)
 1987 The Glass Menagerie (play)
 1986 Noir et blanc (story - uncredited)
 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)
 1982 Die Glasmenagerie (TV Movie) (play: The Glass Menagerie)
 1981 Linje Lusta (TV Movie) (play "A Streetcar Named Desire")
 1979 Bourbon Street Blues (Short) (play "The Lady of Larkspur Lotion")
 1978 Sladkogolosaya ptitsa yunosti (TV Movie) (play)
 1977 The Glass Menagerie (TV Movie) (play "The Glass Menagerie")
 1976 Hablame como la lluvia (Short) (play)
 1976 Sprich zu mir wie der Regen (Short) (play "Talk to Me Like the Rain")
 1976 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (TV Movie) (by)
 1975 Megalo tileoptiko theama (TV Series) (play: Orpheus Descending - 2 episodes)
- Orfeas ston Adi: O fygas: Part 2 (1975) ... (play: Orpheus Descending)
- Orfeas ston Adi: O fygas: Part I (1975) ... (play: Orpheus Descending)
 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 Lasinen eläintarha (TV Movie) (play "The Glass Menagerie")
 1973 The Glass Menagerie (TV Movie) (play)
 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")
 1970 The Last of the Mobile Hot Shots (play "The Seven Descents of Myrtle")
 1969 Soledad (TV Series) (novel "The Glass-Menagerie" - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1969) ... (novel "The Glass-Menagerie")
- Episode #1.2 (1969) ... (novel "The Glass-Menagerie")
- Episode #1.1 (1969) ... (novel "The Glass-Menagerie")
 1969 Die Glasmenagerie (TV Movie) (novel "The Glass-Menagerie")
 1969 Glassmenasjeriet (TV Movie) (play)
 1968-1969 Hora once (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Auto de fe (1968)
 1968 Zoo di vetro (TV Movie) (play)
 1968 Hilsen fra Bertha (TV Short) (play "Hello from Bertha")
 1968 Boom! (play "The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore") / (screenplay)
 1968 Portret van een madonna (TV Short)
 1967 Glasmenageriet (TV Movie)
 1966 CBS Playhouse: The Glass Menagerie (TV Movie) (by)
 1966 Ten Blocks on the Camino Real (TV Movie) (play) / (screenplay)
 1966 This Property Is Condemned (suggested by a one act play of)
 1966 Outoa romantiikkaa (TV Short) (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 Short) (play "Hello from Bertha")
 1965 Torakkanainen (TV Short) (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 Short) (play "Mooney's Kid Don't Cry")
 1964 Glasmenagerie (TV Movie) (play)
 1964 The Night of the Iguana (play)
  ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1964) (play - 1 episode, 1964) (writer - 1 episode, 1964)
- Camino Real (1964) ... (story)
- The Glass Menagerie (1964) ... (play)
- The Rose Tattoo (1964) ... (writer)
 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)
 1958-1963 Television Theater (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- Szklana menazeria (1963) ... (play)
- Nie placz synku (1958) ... (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)
 1963 Playdate (TV Series) (play "The Long Goodbye" - 1 episode)
- Trio (1963) ... (play "The Long Goodbye")
 1962 Period of Adjustment (play "A Period of Adjustment")
 1962 Porträt einer Madonna (TV Short) (play: Portrait of a Madonna)
 1962 Sweet Bird of Youth (play "Sweet Bird of Youth")
 1961 Summer and Smoke (play)
 1961 Play of the Week (TV Series) (plays - 1 episode)
- Four by Tennessee (1961) ... (plays)
 1961 Moonys Kindchen weint nicht (TV Short)
 1960 Talo määrätty hävitettäväksi (TV Short) (play)
 1960 Endstation Sehnsucht (TV Movie)
 1960 The Fugitive Kind (play "Orpheus Descending") / (screenplay)
 1959 Suddenly, Last Summer (play "Suddenly, Last Summer") / (screenplay)
 1958 Glasmenagerie (TV Movie) (novel "The Glass-Menagerie")
 1958 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (play "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof")
  Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode, 1958) (story - 1 episode, 1954)
- You Touched Me! (1954) ... (story)
  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)
 1957 Glasmenageriet (TV Movie) (play)
 1956 Baby Doll (screenplay)
 1956 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- You Touched Me (1956) ... (play)
 1956 Un tranvía llamado Deseo (TV Movie) (play "A Streetcar Named Desire")
 1955 The Rose Tattoo (play "The Rose Tattoo") / (screenplay)
 1955 A.N.T.A. Album of 1955 (TV Movie) (play "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof")
 1954 Senso (dialogue collaborator)
 1953 Omnibus (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Lord Byron's Love Letter (1953) ... (play - segment "Lord Byron's Love Letter")
 1951 A Streetcar Named Desire (original play "A Streetcar Named Desire") / (screen play)
 1950 The Glass Menagerie (play) / (screenplay)
 1948 Actor's Studio (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Portrait of a Madonna (1948) ... (play)
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Other Works:

His play, "The Night of the Iguana," was performed in a Royal National Theatre production at the Lyttelton Theatre in London, England with Alfred Molina, Eileen Atkins, Robin Bailey, and Frances Barber in the cast. Richard Eyre was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Tennessee | Tennesse Williams
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Personal Quote:

[on public acknowledgment of his homosexuality] To feel some humiliation and a great deal of sorrow at times is inevitable. But feeling guilty is foolish. I am a deeper and warmer and kinder man for my deviation. More conscious of need in others, and what power I have to express the human heart must be in large part due to this circumstance. See more »

Trivia:

Was first cousin to actress Diane Ladd and therefore first cousin once removed to her daughter, Laura Dern. This relationship is seemingly mirrored in the play The Glass Menagerie. Diane Ladd's real name is Rose Diane Lanier. Williams had a sister, also named Rose, who was the model for the character Laura in The Glass Menagerie. Their relationship is also mirrored in the film collaborations ... See more »

Nickname:

The Bird

Star Sign:

Aries

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