January, 1948: Tennessee Williams wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama for A Streetcar Named Desire

A respected playwright, Williams also wrote The Glass Menagerie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and other plays that appeared on Broadway and were made into films.  Williams was born in Columbus, Mississippi, on March 26, 1911, and lived briefly in Clarksdale, Mississippi, before moving to St. Louis, Missouri. He died in New York City on February 24, 1983.

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