William Inge attended Independence Community College and graduated from the University of Kansas in 1935 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Drama.
16 Facts About William Inge
William Inge began as a drama critic at the St Louis Star-Times in 1943.
In 1953, William Inge received a Pulitzer Prize for Picnic, a play based on women he had known as a small child:.
William Inge invites her into the apartment and, without warning, kills her as the curtains close.
The production moved to Los Angeles and opened just days after William Inge died by suicide.
The Last Pad is one of three of William Inge's plays that either have openly gay characters or address homosexuality directly.
Summer Brave, produced posthumously on Broadway in 1975, is William Inge's reworking of Picnic, as he noted:.
About two dozen unperformed plays by William Inge began receiving wider attention in 2009.
In 1961, William Inge won an Academy Award for Splendor in the Grass.
William Inge made his film debut as a reverend in the film.
William Inge was unhappy with changes made to his screenplay for Bus Riley's Back in Town, so at his insistence, the writing credit on the film is "Walter Gage".
In 1963 William Inge met with CBS to consider a one-hour filmed television drama about a family in a Midwestern town.
William Inge wrote two novels, both set in the fictional town of Freedom, Kansas.
William Inge died of suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning on June 10,1973 at the Hollywood home he shared with his sister, Helene.
William Inge donated a total of ten contemporary paintings to the Nelson Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri.
William Inge is a member of the American Theater Hall of Fame, inducted posthumously in 1979.