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Biography of Thornton Wilder

Thornton WilderObituary from Current Biography
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WILDER, THORNTON (NIVEN) Apr. 17, 1897-Dec. 7, 1975 Writer; transcended contemporary political and social concerns and literary fads, and sought out eternal verities in human nature in his novels and plays; won Pulitzer Prizes for novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1927) and dramas Our Town (1938) and The Skin of Our Teeth (1942); also wrote, among other works, the play The Matchmaker (1954), which was adapted into the highly successful 1964 Broadway musical Hello, Dolly!; received National Book Committee's first National Medal for Literature at White House ceremony (1965); died at Hamden, Connecticut. See Current Biography (November) (1971).

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