Playwright Eugene O'Neil, who was reared on the road by actor/parents who were performing in various cities, lamented of his unstable life: "I was born in a hotel room and God-damn, I'll die in a hotel room." While O'Neil turned his tortured experience into great art, including the memorable Long Day's Journey Into Night, he suffered greatly throughout with alcohol, broken marriages, and a suicide attempt. Sadly, his words proved prophetic; he died alone in Boston's Shelton Hotel in 1953.
Ann Henderson Hart is a freelance writer and editor, and a staff writer for Modern Reformation.
Issue: "A Good Church is Hard to Find" May/June 2004 Vol. 13 No. 3 Page number(s): 31-35
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