William Inge was born in Kansas on May 3, 1913. After seeing The Glass Menagerie in Chicago with Tennessee Williams in 1943, Inge was inspired to write a script. He wrote Farther Off From Heaven in three months. In 1950, Inge's script for Come Back, Little Sheba was produced on Broadway, and he won the title of being the most promising playwright of the Broadway season. Inge's first screenplay, Splendor in the Grass was filmed in New York in 1960. For this film, he won the Academy Award for best screenplay. Inge quit writing plays in 1970 and began writing novels. He sadly committed suicide on June 10, 1973.
William Inge is featured in Edition: A Tribute to Women in Film