Howard, Sidney Coe, 1891-1939

Sidney Coe Howard was a popular and successful American playwright and screenwriter, becoming the first person to win both a Pulitzer Prize and an Academy Award. Born in Oakland, California, and educated at the University of California at Berkeley and Harvard, he served as an aviator in World War I. After the war he established a reputation as a journalist, investigating the social issues of the day, and publishing both short stories and translations; he found great success as a playwright, winning the 1925 Pulitzer Prize for his popular realistic romance, They Knew What They Wanted. In the late 1920s and 1930s, he wrote a number of acclaimed screenplays for Samuel Goldwyn, culminating with the Academy Award-winning adaptation of Gone With the Wind.

From the description of Sidney Coe Howard letter to Miss Helen Woodward, 1933 June 20. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 130048239


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