As per our current Database, Thornton Wilder has been died on Dec 7, 1975 (age 78).
When Thornton Wilder die, Thornton Wilder was 78 years old.
|Popular As||Thornton Wilder|
|Age||78 years old|
|Born||April 17, 1897 (Madison, WI)|
Thornton Wilder’s zodiac sign is Aries. According to astrologers, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything - from work to social gatherings. Thanks to its ruling planet Mars and the fact it belongs to the element of Fire (just like Leo and Sagittarius), Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.
Thornton Wilder was born in the Year of the Rooster. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rooster are practical, resourceful, observant, analytical, straightforward, trusting, honest, perfectionists, neat and conservative. Compatible with Ox or Snake.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning Novelist and Playwright, he is best known for his 1938 drama, Our Town. His other award-winning works include The Skin of Our Teeth (a play) and The Bridge of San Luis Rey (a novel).
After graduating from Yale University in 1920, he traveled to Rome to study archaeology. Upon his return to the United States, he taught French at a high school in New Jersey. He published both his debut novel and his first play-- The Cabala and The Trumpet shall sound, respectively-- in 1926.
He received the U.S. National Book Award for his 1967 novel, The Eighth Day.
He was born in Madison, Wisconsin to U.S. diplomat and newspaper Editor, Amos Parker Wilder. In his adulthood, Thornton Wilder lived with his sister, Isabel, for a long period of time. He may have been the lover of the poet and Novelist, Samuel Steward.
Jack Dodson, who later achieved fame on the Andy Griffith Show, appeared early in his career in a stage production of Wilder's moving drama, Our Town.