Today in 1955, Tennessee Williams' play "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" opened in New York. Here are some more facts about Tennessee Williams.
FACT: Tennessee Williams was born March 26th, 1911 in Columbia, Mississippi.
FACT: Tennessee Williams' given name was Thomas Lanier Williams the 3rd. He changed "Thomas" to "Tennessee" when he moved to New Orleans in the 1930s.
FACT: Tennessee Williams was already an award-winning writer at the age of 14. He won a prize in a national writing competition for a short story that he sold three years later to "Weird Tales" magazine.
FACT: Tennessee Williams won a second Pulitzer Prize for "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." The first was for "A Streetcar Named Desire" in 1948.