Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams III (March 1911 – February was an American playwright, author of many stage classics. Here is was on location for filming of the motion picture adaptation of his play The Night of the Iguana.
Tennessee Williams died on February after choking on the cap of a bottle of eye drops that became lodged in his throat. (Williams was plagued by eye problems much of his adult life.) He was 71 years old.