Friday, July 27, 2007
To continue on the madness theme, apparently Tennessee Williams' sister was schizophrenic and her parents made her have a frontal lobotomy that of course went wrong and left her severely brain damaged. Williams was terrified of falling into mental illness and died age 71 by choking on a bottle cap (his gag reflex undone by drugs). Also, apparently he wanted his body to be dropped in the water at the same approximate place as Hart Crane when he died. Didn't happen though.