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TS Eliot

Biography

Nobel Prize-winning modernist poet most widely known for The Wasteland as well as the Love Music of J. Alfred Prufrock. His later on works are the Hollow Males and Murder within the Cathedral. He was the final child created to Henry Ware Eliot and Charlotte Champe Stearns, both of whom had been within their mid-forties during his delivery. He graduated from Harvard University with a level in beliefs. His unhappy relationship to Vivienne Haigh-Wood started in 1915. Pursuing Haigh-Wood’s institutionalization and following death, Eliot wedded Esme Valerie Fletcher. In his youngsters, Eliot was a voracious audience of the functions of Tag Twain.

Quick Facts


Full Name T. S. Eliot
Date Of Birth September 26, 1888
Died January 4, 1965, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Place Of Birth St. Louis, MO
Profession Poet
Education Merton College, Oxford, Harvard University, University of Oxford, Milton Academy
Nationality British
Spouse Valerie Eliot, Vivienne Haigh-Wood Eliot
Parents Henry Ware Eliot, Charlotte Champe Stearns
Siblings Margaret Dawes Eliot, Henry Ware Eliot, Jr., Marian Cushing Eliot, Theodora Sterling Eliot, Charlotte Smith, Ada Sheffield
Awards Nobel Prize in Literature, Tony Award for Best Play, Tony Award for Best Original Score, Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical, Mastercard Best New Musical, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Broadway Musical, Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Play, New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Foreign Play
Nominations Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics, Drama League Award for Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical
Movies Murder in the Cathedral, The Waste Land, Cats
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1Tony Wilson considered Ian Curtis to be continuing in the tradition of T.S. Eliot.
2Buried at Westminster Abbey.
3His second wife was 38 years younger than he. She was his personal secretary for seven years before they married.
4His first wife, a Cambridge governess, was named Vivienne, but she preferred to spell her name Vivien. They separated in 1933. In 1938 she was committed to a mental hospital, where she lived until her death in 1947. Eliot never visited her there.
5Won four Tony Awards: two in 1950 for "The Cocktail Party," as Best Author (Dramatic) and as author of Best Play winner; and two. posthumously. in 1983 for "Cats," as Best Book (Musical) and Best Score, his lyrics with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
6Most famous as the author of two rather difficult poems which have become literary classics, "The Waste Land" (1922) and "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" (1917).
7One of the most famous and celebrated poets of the twentieth century.
8Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964.
9Appointed a Member of the Order of Merit in 1948.
10Became a British subject in 1927.
11Pictured on a 22¢ US commemorative postage stamp in the Literary Arts series, issued 26 September 1986 (98th anniversary of his birth).
12Was awarded the 1948 Nobel prize in literature.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hollow Men2015/IShort based on the poem by
The Wasteland2015/IShort poem
Till Human Voices Wake Us2015Short poem by
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock2013Short
Hollow Men2012Video short
New in November 20112012
Going to Seed2009Short poem
Terra desolata2008Short novel
The Sunday Programme2004-2005TV Series poem - 2 episodes
The Waste Land1999Short inspired by
Great Performances1998TV Series book "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" - 1 episode
The Waste Land1995Short poem
The Waste Land1981TV Movie
Der Privatsekretär1977TV Movie novel
Ashes1975
Solo1970TV Series poem - 1 episode
Koktel1967TV Movie play "The Cocktail Party"
Cocktailparty1967TV Movie
Conflict1967TV Series 1 episode
Il canto d'amore di Prufrock1967Short text
Der Familientag1965TV Movie play
Thursday Theatre1964TV Series play - 1 episode
Die Cocktailparty1964TV Movie play "The Cocktail Party"
Festival1964TV Series play - 1 episode
Der Privatsekretär1963TV Movie play: The Confidential Clerk
Mord im Dom1962TV Movie play
Coctail party1960TV Movie play
BBC Sunday-Night Play1960TV Mini-Series play - 1 episode
Startime1960TV Series 1 episode
The Family Reunion1959TV Movie play
The Cocktail Party1957TV Movie play
BBC Sunday-Night TheatreTV Series 1 episode, 1953 play - 2 episodes, 1950 - 1955
The Cocktail Party1952TV Movie play
Murder in the Cathedral1951play / screenplay
Murder in the Cathedral1947TV Movie play
The White Chateau1938TV Movie verse
Theatre Parade1936TV Series play - 1 episode
Catspoetry collection "Old Possum's Books of Practical Cats" announced

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
BoJack Horseman2014TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Glee2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rio 22014writer: "Memory"
Raphael: Mi gran noche2013TV Movie lyrics: "Memory"
Animal Practice2012TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules2011writer: "MEMORY"
The Simpsons2011TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
No me la puc treure del cap2010TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Post Grad2009writer: "Memory"
Funny People2009writer: "Memory"
Diva2006Video lyrics: "Recuerdos"
Connie and Carla2004writer: "Memory"
School of Rock2003"Memory"
Great PerformancesTV Series lyrics - 3 episodes, 1998 - 2003 writer - 1 episode, 1998
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Stars and the Moon: Betty Buckley Live at the Donmar2002Video lyrics: "Memory"
Birthday Girl2001"Memory"
Broadway on Broadway2000TV Movie lyrics: "Memory"
The 52nd Annual Tony Awards1998TV Special lyrics: "Memory"
The 51st Annual Tony Awards1997TV Special lyrics: "Jellicle Cats"
Total Eclipse1995writer: "Memory"
The 43rd Annual Tony Awards1989TV Special lyrics: "Memory"
The 40th Annual Tony Awards1986TV Special lyrics: "Memory"
The 39th Annual Tony Awards1985TV Special lyrics: "Gus: The Theatre Cat", "Memory"
The 37th Annual Tony Awards1983TV Special lyrics: "Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats", "Memory"
The Magic of David Copperfield V1983TV Special writer: "Memory"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Murder in the Cathedral19514th Tempter (voice)

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Apocalypse Now1979poem: The Hollow Men"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollow Men2012Video short grateful acknowledgment
The Debridement of Rome2012Short acknowledgment
The Reader2008acknowledgment: East Coker, Four Quartets by
Logan's Run1976"Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" is quoted by permission

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Great Poets: In Their Own Words2014TV Series documentaryHimself, Archive
Cover to Cover1936Documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Melvyn Bragg on Class & Culture2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Arena2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Timeshift2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Author
Ten Great Writers of the Modern World1988TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Thames Film1987DocumentaryNarrator #1

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1948Nobel Prize in LiteratureNobel Prize"for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry"


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#Quote
1Mankind cannot bear very much reality.
2The journey, not the arrival.
3Montaigne is a fog, a gas, a fluid, insidious element. He does not reason, he insinuates, charms, and influences; or, if he reasons, you must be prepared for his having some other design upon you than to convince you by his argument.
4This is the way the world ends, not with a bang but a whimper.
5Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression pf personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to escape from these things.
6The kind of poetry that I needed, to teach me the use of my own voice, did not exist in English at all; it was only found in French.
7[in 1945] A poet must take as his material his own language as it is actually spoken around him.
8I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.
9It was I who introduced my wife to The Marx Brothers films and she is now as keen a fan as I am.
10I do not approve the extermination of the enemy; the policy of exterminating or, as it is barbarously said, liquidating enemies, is one of the most alarming developments of modern war and peace, from the point of view of those who desire the survival of culture. One needs the enemy.
11The years between 50 and 70are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down.
12I don't believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates.
13So far as we are human, what we do must be either evil or good: so far as we do evil or good, we are human: and it is better, in a paradoxical way, to do evil than to do nothing: at least we exist.
14The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality.


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