Eugene O’Neill

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October 16, 1888 – November 27, 1953

American playwright Eugene O’Neill was literally born on Broadway – the Bartlett Hotel, to be precise – and found a figurative home there for his entire life churning out more than 30 full-length plays including the classics The Iceman ComethA Long Day’s Journey Into NightA Moon for the Misbegotten and Mourning Becomes Electra.

O’Neill won many awards for his works, including several Pulitzers and a Nobel Prize for Literature. As anyone who has seen any of his plays would guess, he suffered from depression and alcoholism for a good chunk of his life.  But, he used the pain and experiences to create some really freakin’ great stories. He died in another hotel, this time in Boston at 65 years old.

Burial

Forest Hills Cemetery – Boston, MA

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Specific Location

Section 8, between Chestnut Ave and Betony Path, tucked in a small clump of trees

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