Whatever happened to Hazel Kramer, Tennessee Williams’ high school sweetheart?

As a young man, growing up in St. Louis, Tom Williams was in love with Hazel Kramer, and hoped for a future with her.  But the two were split up by their families, and sent to different universities.

At the University of Wisconsin, Hazel met and married my father, Terrence McCabe– breaking young Tom Williams’ heart– and then she seems to have disappeared from history.

My book, His Other Life: Searching For My Father, His First Wife, and Tennessee Williams fills in the story that was never told.  The book is now out from the University of New Orleans Press.  Have a look!


You can read the first chapter online!