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Eugene O'Neill
Date Issued: 1967-10-15
Postage Value: $1.00

Commemorative issue
Prominent Americans
Eugene O'Neill

After expulsion from Princeton University for throwing a bottle through Woodrow Wilson's study window, Eugene O'Neill spent five years as a seaman. While recuperating from tuberculosis at a sanitarium, O'Neill worked on 11 one -act plays and two full-length dramas. Four of his plays won Pulitzer Prizes: Beyond the Horizon, 1920; Anna Christie, 1922; Strange Interlude, 1928; and Long Day's Journey into Night, 1957. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1936, O'Neill was the first American dramatist consistently to write tragedies.

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