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William Inge

Born May 3, 1913

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. William Inge Marker
Inscription.  Born in Independence, Kansas, William Inge taught at Stephens College before coming to St. Louis as the Star Times drama critic in 1943. Encouraged and inspired by Tennessee Williams, Inge finished his first play in 1947. While teaching at Washington University from 1946-1949, he wrote the award winning "Come Back, Little Sheba." Like "Bus Stop" (1955) and the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Picnic" (1953), it earned acclaim on Broadway and in Hollywood his screenplay "Splendor in the Grass" won an Academy Award in 1962. The dominant playwright of the 1950s, William Inge captured the essence of Midwestern life.
 
Erected 1995 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.359′ N, 90° 18.381′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard west of Leland Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6624 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
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this marker. Henry Armstrong (a few steps from this marker); Johnnie Johnson (a few steps from this marker); Virginia Mayo (a few steps from this marker); Clark Terry (a few steps from this marker); William Gass (a few steps from this marker); Marianne Moore (within shouting distance of this marker); Dwight Davis (within shouting distance of this marker); Trolleys, Cars and Carriages. Oh My! (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 14 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 11, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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