Williams, Jesse Lynch

Williams, Jesse Lynch
   Born in Sterling, Illinois, the playwright attended Princeton University. He was first a short story writer and newspaperman, then attained fame as author of the first play to win a Pulitzer Prize, Why Marry? (1917). Williams's first play, The Stolen Story (1906), had flopped, and his post-Pulitzer work in theatre was comparatively undistinguished, including Why Not? (1922). Williams's last play, Lovely Lady (1925), failed, but he authored several successful novels.

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