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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof


by Tennessee Williams

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Tennessee Williams hated the 1958 film version of Cat, and purportedly told moviegoers, "This movie will set the industry back 50 years. Go home!" (Source)

Tennessee's real name is Thomas. He adopted his new name when in college in Missouri. Tennessee was the state in which his father was born. (Source)

Tennessee was teased as a child by a kid named Brick. (Source)

Tennessee died at age 71 in 1983, after choking on an eye drop bottle cap while imitating a walrus. He wanted to be buried at sea in the same place and in the same manner as one of his favorite poets of all time, Hart Crane. (Source)

Tennessee decided to become a playwright in 1929, after seeing a production of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts. (Source)

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