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Howard Winchester Hawks (May 30, 1896 – December 26, 1977) was an American film director, producer and screenwriter of the classic Hollywood era. He is popular for his films from a wide range of genres such as Scarface (1932), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), His Girl Friday (1940), Sergeant York (1941), To Have and Have Not (1944), The Big Sleep (1946), Red River (1948), The Thing from Another World (1951), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), and Rio Bravo (1959).

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  • Born: Howard Winchester Hawks May 30, 1896 Goshen, Indiana, U.S.
  • Died: December 26, 1977 (aged 81) Palm Springs, California, U.S.
  • Occupation: Film director, producer, screenwriter
  • Years active: 1916–1970
  • Spouse(s): Athole Shearer (m. 1928; div. 1940) Slim Keith (m. 1941; div. 1949) Dee Hartford (m. 1953; div. 1960)
  • Children: 3, including Kitty Hawks

Read more about Howard Hawks at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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