Eugene Gladstone O'Neill (October 16, 1888 – November 27, 1953) A famous playwright, author of "Long Day's Journey into Night," and "Ah, Wilderness!” came from a deeply troubled family background, suffering from clinical depression the greater portion of his life. His most famous plays were written between 1935 and 1943 despite persistent mental illness. He is the only American playwright to have won the Nobel Prize for literature.
1929 Eugene O'Neill, the only playwright ever to win a Nobel Prize for literature, authored theater classics such as 'Mourning Becomes Electra,' 'Ah, Wilderness,' 'The Emperor Jones,' and 'The Iceman Cometh.' Here, he is pictured with his third wife, actress Carlotta
Eugene O'Neill: He fled his dysfunctional family by going to sea, but then tuberculosis landed him in a sanatorium. At 24, O'Neill began writing plays. Into such tragedies as The Iceman Cometh and Long Day's Journey into Night, he poured his personal anguish; they earned him a 1936 Nobel and revolutionized American drama.
O'NEILL, EUGENE: The Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site in Danville, CA is not only a great place to visit, but the web site provides background info on the author including links to photos and multi-media.
Eugene O’Neill with his last wife, actress Carlotta Monterey, who safeguarded him, and enabled him to write his later plays, though friends and family considered her his jailer. Zippertravel.com Digital Edition