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03/12/1947 Tennessee Williams' "Streetcar Named Desire" premieres in NYC

A Streetcar Named Desire, a play written by Tennessee Williams, premiered on Broadway, starring Marlon Brando, Jessica Tandy, Karl Malden and Kim Hunter. It received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama next year. It is often regarded as one of the finest plays of the 20th century while being considered to be Williams greatest.


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