Eugene Gladstone O'Neill (October 16, 1888 – November 27, 1953) A famous playwright, author of "Long Day's Journey into Night," and "Ah, Wilderness!” came from a deeply troubled family background, suffering from clinical depression the greater portion of his life. His most famous plays were written between 1935 and 1943 despite persistent mental illness. He is the only American playwright to have won the Nobel Prize for literature.
1929 Eugene O'Neill, the only playwright ever to win a Nobel Prize for literature, authored theater classics such as 'Mourning Becomes Electra,' 'Ah, Wilderness,' 'The Emperor Jones,' and 'The Iceman Cometh.' Here, he is pictured with his third wife, actress Carlotta