( 1911–83), American dramatist; born Thomas Lanier Williams. He achieved success with The Glass Menagerie (1944) and A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), which deal with the tragedy of vulnerable heroines living in fragile fantasy worlds shattered by brutal reality. Other notable works: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955) and The Night of the Iguana (1961).
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