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Thornton Wilder Celebrated on 125th Anniversary of His Birth

Playwright and author Thornton Wilder appears at the airport in West Berlin on Sept. 11, 1957.  Wilder is being honored in multiple ways during 2022, with new productions of his plays, the first-ever staging of an unfinished script and new editions of his works being published to mark the 125th anniversary of his birth. (AP Photo/Werner Kreusch, File)
Playwright and author Thornton Wilder appears at the airport in West Berlin on Sept. 11, 1957. Wilder is being honored in multiple ways during 2022, with new productions of his plays, the first-ever staging of an unfinished script and new editions of his works being published to mark the 125th anniversary of his birth. (AP Photo/Werner Kreusch, File)

New York (AP) -- Playwright and author Thornton Wilder is being honored in multiple ways during 2022, with new productions of his plays, the first-ever staging of an unfinished script and new editions of his works being published to mark the 125th anniversary of his birth.

Wilder (1897-1975) earned three Pulitzers during his career. The first was in 1928, for his novel “The Bridge of San Luis Rey,” and the third was in 1942 for the play “The Skin of Our Teeth.” He is perhaps best known for the 1938 Pulitzer-winning play “Our Town,” about the preciousness of life’s everyday moments.