Eugene Gladstone O'Neill (1888-1953) plays include Anna Christie (1922), Desire under the Elms (1924), The Iceman Cometh (1946), and the posthumously produced autobiographical drama Long Day's Journey into Night in 1956 (written in 1940). He won the Nobel prize in 1936.
O'Neill was born in New York. He had varied experience as gold prospector, sailor, and actor. Other plays include Beyond the Horizon in 1920, The Great God Brown in 1925, Strange Interlude in 1928 (which lasts five hours), Mourning Becomes Electro in 1931 (a trilogy on the theme of Orestes from Greek mythology) and A Moon for the Misbegotten in 1947 (written in 1943).
Why is Eugene O'Neill famous?
Eugene O'Neill was an American playwright, often regarded as the leading US dramatist between World Wars I and II.