Thorton Wilder - American playwright and novelist; Wilder was born on April 17, 1897 in Madison, Wisconsin. He won three Pulitzer Prizes. One Pulitzer for the novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey, and the other two Pulitzer Prizes for his plays Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth,
He also won a U.S. National Book Award for his novel The Eighth Day.
Above: Paul Newman as the Stage Manager in the final scene of the 2003 PBS production of Our Town.
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Above: Thorton Wilder in 1948.
Above: Thornton Wilder with his two sisters and their father Amos at family cottage in Maple Bluff, Wisconsin (1900).
Above: Frank Craven, Martha Scott and John Craven in Thornton Wilder's original Broadway production of Our Town (1938), winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.