William Inge

Novelist, Author

1913 – 1973

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Who was William Inge?

William Motter Inge was an American playwright and novelist, whose works typically feature solitary protagonists encumbered with strained sexual relations. In the early 1950s, he had a string of memorable Broadway productions, and one of these, Picnic, earned him a Pulitzer Prize. With his portraits of small-town life and settings rooted in the American heartland, Inge became known as the "Playwright of the Midwest".

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Born
May 3, 1913
Independence
Also known as
  • William Motter Inge
  • Walter Gage
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Kansas
  • Peabody College
  • Independence Community College
Employment
  • Washington University in St. Louis
Lived in
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
Died
Jun 10, 1973
Hollywood

Submitted
on July 23, 2013