University of Kansas theater building houses Oscar treasure

February 22, 2015 9:59 PM

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In the four decades since Oscar recipient William Inge's death, a statuette that symbolizes his success has resided in the building that houses the University of Kansas' theater program.

Inge, a native of Independence, Kansas, received the Academy Award in 1961 for best original screenplay for "Splendor in the Grass," a story of sexual repression, the Lawrence Journal-World ( ) reports. Inge was 60 years old in 1973 when he committed suicide after a decades-long...

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