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Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams III (March 26, 1911 – February 25, 1983) was an American writer who worked principally as a playwright in the American theater. He also wrote short stories, novels, poetry, essays, screenplays and a volume of memoirs. His professional career lasted from the mid-1930s until his death in 1983, and saw the creation of many plays that are regarded as classics of the American stage. Williams adapted much of his best-known work for the cinema.
- The Glass Menagerie (1944)
- A Streetcar Named Desire (1947)
- Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955)
- Suddenly, Last Summer (1958)