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Hawks, Howard, 1896-1977



  • Existence: 1896-1977

Biographical History

Howard Hawks (1896-1977) was an American film producer and director.

Howard Winchester Hawks was born in Goshen, Indiana, on May 30, 1896. He made his career in Hollywood, working in the film industry as a screenwriter, editor, director, and producer. In 1974 he was awarded an honorary Academy Award of merit. Hawks died in Palm Springs, California, on December 26, 1977.


Bogdanovich, P. The cinema of Howard Hawks, c1962.

Poague, L.A. Howard Hawks, 1982: CIP t.p. (Howard Hawks) galley (Howard Winchester Hawks)

IMDB, Jan. 7, 2011 (Howard Hawks; Howard Winchester Hawks; b. May 30, 1896 in Goshen, Ind.; d. Dec. 26, 1977 in Palm Springs, Calif.; director and producer)

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Collection on Howard Hawks, date of production not identified

Identifier: MSS 2544 Series H6
Scope and Contents Contains a reproduction of a portrait flyer used to publicize Fox director Howard Hawks.
Dates: date of production not identified

Howard Hawks papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1404
Scope and Contents Contains scripts (some unproduced), contracts, correspondence, scenarios, research on many of Hawks's motion pictures, family and business records, memorabilia, and home movies.
Dates: 1925-1970

Howard Hawks photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 27
Scope and Contents Contains Howard Hawks's personal and family photographs from the 1930s to the 1960s.
Dates: approximately 1930-1969

Todd McCarthy papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2308
Abstract Research notes, correspondence, and papers collected by McCarthy in writing his biography of Howard Hawks.
Dates: 1993-1996