Howard Hawks

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  • Birth Name: Howard Winchester Hawks
  • Birth Place: Goshen, Indiana, United States
  • Died: December 26, 1977
  • Profession: Director, Producer, Screenwriter
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Fast Facts

  • Studied mechanical engineering at Cornell.
  • Began his Hollywood career as a prop man before serving in World War I; after the war, worked on silent films for Paramount and Fox.
  • His films are distinguished by rapid-fire verbal sparring and the importance of body language and gestures such as the lighting of cigarettes.
  • Worked in almost every genre, from westerns (Red River) to war films (Sergeant York) to noir (The Big Sleep); set the benchmark for mob films with 1932's Scarface and for madcap comedies with 1938's Bringing Up Baby.
  • Had a knack for pairing iconic romantic duos, including Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant in Bringing Up Baby, Carole Lombard and John Barrymore in Twentieth Century, and Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in To Have and Have Not.

Awards

  • 1959, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 1948, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 1941, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 1974, Oscar — Honorary Award: Winner
  • 1952, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee

Relationships

  • Frank W. Hawks — Father
  • Helen Howard Hawks — Mother
  • Grace — Sister
  • Kenneth Hawks — Brother
  • Barbara — Daughter
  • David Hawks — Son
  • Dee Hartford — Ex-wife
  • Athole Shearer — Ex-wife
  • Helen — Sister
  • Peter Hawks — Son
  • Kitty — Daughter
  • Nancy Gross — Ex-wife
  • William B. Hawks — Brother
  • Gregg Hawks — Son

College

  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States (1917)

Details

  • Birth Name: Howard Winchester Hawks
  • Birth Place: Goshen, Indiana, United States
  • Died: December 26, 1977
  • Profession: Director, Producer, Screenwriter

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