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Name:    Inge, William
Born/Started:     May. 03, 1913
Died/Ended:     Jun. 10, 1973
Description:    William Inge was a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright who also taught at Washington University. Born in Independence, KS, Inge taught at Stephens College before coming to St. Louis as the Star-Times drama critic in 1943. Encouraged and inspired by Tennessee Williams, Inge finished his first play in 1947. While teaching at Washington University from 1946 to 1949, he wrote the award winning "Come Back, Little Sheba." Like "Bus Stop" (1955) and the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Picnic" (1953), it earned acclaim on Broadway and in Hollywood. His screenplay "Splendor In the Grass" won an Academy Award in 1962. The dominant playwright of the 1950s, William Inge captured the essence of Midwestern life. He committed suicide on June 10, 1973.

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