William Inge photograph
This collection contains a photograph of a sculpture of William Inge holding his Academy Award ("Oscar").
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Biography of William Inge (1913-1973)
William Motter Inge was born in Independence, Kansas on May 3, 1913. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Drama from the University of Kansas in 1935 and a Master of Arts from the George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, Tennessee in 1938.
Inge worked as a university faculty member and theater critic but is best-known as a playwright and novelist. He was awareded both a Pulitzer Prize for his play, Picnic (1953), and an Academy Award for his first screenplay, Splendor in the Grass (1960). His later works were not well-received. Inge died by suicide on June 10, 1973 at his home in Hollywood and is buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Indepdence, KS.
[Information obtained from the William Inge Center for the Arts.]
1 folder (1 item)
RH PH P714
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Glenn Pierce, 1974.
Transfer from RH PH DK14.
- Guide to the William Inge Collection
- William Inge photograph
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William Inge photograph, RH PH P714, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas