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William Inge (William Motter Inge)

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Biography

Independence, Kansas, USA
William (Motter) Inge brought small-town life in the American Midwest to Broadway with four successive dramatic triumphs: "Come Back Little Sheba" (1950), "Picnic" (1953; Pulitzer Prize), "Bus Stop" (1955) and "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs" (1957). With the exception of his Academy Award-winning screenplay for Splendor in the Grass (1961), his later plays and prose never achieved the success of his early work. Convinced he could no longer write, Inge fell into a paralyzing depression, which resulted in his suicide. Read more...

Actor

Character: Himself - Writing Award Winner

The 34th Annual Academy Awards 1962

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Character: Reverend Whitman

Splendor in the Grass 1961

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Writing