Show Business: That Sweet Bird

Walter Dakin Williams, 41, is a captain in the U.S. Air Force, stationed at Scott A.F.B. near St. Louis. He is an enthusiastic bridge player, an amateur actor and an occasional writer. In the Roman Catholic magazine Information last week, Captain Williams (a Catholic convert since 1944) discussed his older brother Tom. When he was just a tot back home in Columbus, Miss., Tom had once dug a huge hole in the yard, explaining: "I'm diggin' to de debbil." Today he is digging still, and getting closer—or so it seems to millions who know Tom as Tennessee Williams.

The gist of Dakin's...

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