The Playwright of the Midwest was first prodded by Tennessee Williams to make the leap from an arts critic to a bonafide writer. His string of successes garnered him a Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his Picnic and an Academy Award for his Splendor In The Grass. He lived to see his characters come to life on the silver screen in a who's who of 1950s and 60s stars that include Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood, Burt Lancaster and William Holden. He battled his demons and became a high profile member of AA. He ultimately chose to end his life in 1973 as he was found in his garage dead from carbon monoxide poisoning.
Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)
Bus Stop (1956)
Splendor In The Grass (1961)
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