William Inge

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Birthday
3, 1913
Birthplace
Independence, KS
Death Date
Jun 10, 1973 (60)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
3, 1913
Birthplace
Independence, KS
Death Date
Jun 10, 1973 (60)

About

A twentieth-century American dramatist and novelist, he is best known for his play, Picnic, which premiered at the Music Box Theatre and served as the Broadway debut of renowned actor, Paul Newman. Inge's other popular plays include The Dark at the Top of the Stairs and Bus Stop.

Before Fame

He graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Drama. He began his career as a drama critic for the St. Louis Star-Times.

Trivia

His play, Picnic, won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Family Life

He was raised in Independence, Kansas. At the age of sixty, he committed suicide.

Associated With

He was encouraged by Tennessee Williams to write his first play.