Historic Photo Gallery: 1947 to 1954
Shirley Booth starred in the tour of William Inge's Come Back Little Sheba
in January 1951. Booth and her co-star Sidney Blackmer had both received 1950
Tony Awards for their performances as an alcoholic chiropractor and his slovenly wife.
This play established William Inge as an important dramatist, and future projects
included Bus Stop, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs,
Splendor in the Grass,
and Pulitzer Prize-winning Picnic.