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03/02/1951 Tennessee Williams' "The Rose Tattoo" premieres in NYC

The Rose Tattoo is a Tennessee Williams play. It opened on Broadway and the film adaptation was released in 1955. It tells the story of an Italian-American widow in Mississippi who has allowed herself to withdraw from the world after her husband's death and expects her daughter to do the same.

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