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Eugene Gladstone O'Neill (1888)

One of America's greatest playwrights, O'Neill spent his youth as a heavy-drinking, itinerant seaman, then began writing plays while recovering from tuberculosis in 1912. Within a decade, he had won his first of four Pulitzer Prizes. Extremely prolific, he wrote passionate works about tortured family relationships and spiritual conflict, including Long Day's Journey into Night and The Iceman Cometh. Both of his sons committed suicide, and he disowned his daughter for marrying whom? More...
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Eugene Gladstone O'Neill (1888)
One of America's greatest playwrights, O'Neill spent his youth as a heavy-drinking, itinerant seaman, then began writing plays while recovering from tuberculosis in 1912. Within a decade, he had won his first of four Pulitzer Prizes. Extremely prolific, he wrote passionate works about tortured family relationships and spiritual conflict, including Long Day's Journey into Night and The Iceman Cometh. Both of his sons committed suicide, and he disowned his daughter for marrying whom? More... Discuss
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The Story Behind Charlie Chaplin and Oona O'Neill's Extreme Age-Gap Marriage
Chaplin called meeting O'Neill "the happiest event of my life."

Known as the iconic "Little Tramp" of silent films and a Hollywood pioneer behind a string of cinematic masterpieces, Charlie Chaplin achieved international fame and respect as an actor, director, and producer. But in private Chaplin led a lonely life, dogged by scandal and haunted by his impoverished youth, until he met the luminous Oona O'Neill.

In his memoir, My Autobiography, Chaplin described meeting O'Neill as "the happiest event of my life."

"For the last twenty years I have known what happiness means," Chaplin wrote.

Chaplin met O'Neill in 1942 when he was considering her for a role in one of his films. They hit it off immediately, becoming inseparable, and married the following year. "[H]e at last found true happiness, and it seems they had both found their soul mates, despite the fact that Oona was only 18, and Charlie was 53," according to the Chaplin Office.

Chaplin met O'Neill in 1942 when he was considering her for a role in one of his films. They hit it off immediately, becoming inseparable, and married the following year. "[H]e at last found true happiness, and it seems they had both found their soul mates, despite the fact that Oona was only 18, and Charlie was 53," according to the Chaplin Office.

Although O'Neill was older than both of his first two wives when they married, the couple's age gap raised eyebrows. But for Chaplin this was the happy union he had been waiting for all his life. The couple had eight children together: Geraldine, Michael, Josephine, Victoria, Eugene, Jane, Annette, and Christopher, and they remained married until Chaplin's death in 1977. Several of the Chaplin children went into acting, with film and stage actress Geraldine Chaplin and her daughter, Oona Chaplin (who appeared in Game of Thrones and Taboo) achieving the most recognition.

Read more:http://www.countryliving.com/life/entertainment/a42681/charlie-chaplin-oona-oneill-love-story/
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Eugene O'Neill
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Portrait of O'Neill by Alice Boughton
Born Eugene Gladstone O'Neill
October 16, 1888
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died November 27, 1953 (aged 65)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Occupation Playwright
Nationality American
Notable awards Nobel Prize in Literature (1936)
Pulitzer Prize for Drama (1920, 1922, 1928, 1957)
Spouse Kathleen Jenkins
(m. 1909–12)
Agnes Boulton
(m. 1918; div. 1929)
Carlotta Monterey
(m. 1929)
Children 3, including Eugene O'Neill, Jr. and Oona O'Neill
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Eugene Gladstone O'Neill (October 16, 1888 – November 27, 1953) was an American playwright and Nobel laureate in Literature. His poetically titled plays were among the first to introduce into American drama techniques of realism earlier associated with Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, and Swedish playwright August Strindberg. The drama Long Day's Journey into Night is often numbered on the short list of the finest American plays in the 20th century, alongside Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire and Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.[1]

O'Neill's plays were among the first to include speeches in American vernacular and involve characters on the fringes of society. They struggle to maintain their hopes and aspirations, but ultimately slide into disillusionment and despair. Of his very few comedies, only one is well-known (Ah, Wilderness!).[2][3] Nearly all of his other plays involve some degree of tragedy and personal pessimism.

Early life

O'Neill was born in a hotel, the Barrett House, at Broadway and 43rd Street, on what was then Longacre Square (now Times Square).[4] A commemorative plaque was first dedicated there in 1957.[4][5] The site is now occupied by 1500 Broadway, which houses offices, retail, and ABC Studios.[6]

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