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.

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.

Karen Blixen, better known as Isak Dinesen, Who lived and wrote "Out of Africa" among other novels.

Karen Blixen, better known as Isak Dinesen, Who lived and wrote "Out of Africa" among other novels.

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