Sidney Coe Howard (26 June 1891 – 23 August 1939) was an American playwright and screenwriter. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1925 and a posthumous Academy Award in 1940 for the screenplay for Gone with the Wind.
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... Of original screenplay writer Sidney Howard, film historian Joanne Yeck writes, "reducing the intricacies of Gone with the Wind's epic dimensions was a herculean ... and Howard's first submission was far too long, and would have required at least six hours of film.. ... Selznick wanted Howard to remain on the set to make revisions...but Howard refused to leave New England as a result, revisions were handled by a host of local writers, including ...
... Tupper and Howard Lee Candida - George Bernard Shaw Captain Applejack - Walter Hackett The Cradle Song - Martinez Sierra The Enchanted April - Kane Campbell Meet the Wife ... and Alexander Kirkland The Lake - John Houseman and Joan Wolfe The Lute Song - Sidney Howard and Will Irwin The Mask and the Face - Luigi Chiarelli Adapted by C.B ... John Ervine The Good Fairy - Ferenc Molnár The Late Christopher Bean - Sidney Howard The Queen Was in the Parlor – Noël Coward 1934 As You Like It - William ...
... In 1950, Howard's daughter Jennifer Howard (1925–1993) married Samuel Goldwyn, Jr ... Howard was inducted, posthumously, into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1981 ...
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