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“Tennessee” Williams (1911-1983), 8th cousin 3x removed

Tennessee Williams (age 54) photographed by Orland Fernandez in 1965 for the twentieth anniversary of The Glass Menagerie

Thomas Lanier “Tennessee” Williams III 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.  Williams received virtually all of the top theatrical awards for his works of drama, including several New York Drama Critics’ Circle awards, a Tony Award for best play for The Rose Tattoo (1951) and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for A Streetcar Named Desire (1948) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955).  In 1980 he was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Jimmy Carter and is today acknowledged as one of the most accomplished playwrights in the history of English speaking theater.

 

Thomas Lanier “Tennessee” Williams (1911 – 1983), 8th cousin 3x removed – Edwina Estell Dakin (1884 – 1980) – Walter Edwin Dakin (1857 – 1955) – Edwin Francis Dakin (1819 – 1892) – James Dakin (1790 – 1857) – Deborah Akin (1755 – 1802) – Joseph Josias Akin (1719 – 1801) – Sarah Allen (1692 – 1779) – Ebenezer Allen (1650 – 1725) – Ralph Allen “Sr.” in the records of Sandwich (1615 – 1698) – Joseph Allen (1642 – 1704) – Joseph Allen (1667 – 1735) – Joseph Allen (1704 – 1782) – Daniel Allen (1729 – 1822) – Joseph Allen (1758 – 1838) – Elizabeth Allen (1788 – 1871) – Laura Ann King (1811 – 1883) – Harriet Allen Clarke (1839 – 1898) – Clarence Clark Hamlin (1868 – 1940) – Elizabeth Gunnell Hamlin (1901 – 1982) – Tor Martin Hylbom (1939 – 2009) – Tor Martin (Majerus) Hylbom

 

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