Edwin DuBose Heyward (1885 - 1940)

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Birthplace: Charleston, Charleston, SC, USA
Death: Died in Tryon, Polk, NC, USA
Cause of death: sudden heart attack
Occupation: author
Managed by: Tammy Swingle (Tucker)
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About Edwin DuBose Heyward

Author. A noted Southern writer of the early 20th. century, he is remembered for his 1925 novel "Porgy" and for the subsequent libretto of George Gershwin's 1935 opera "Porgy and Bess".

Most of what he wrote, save "Porgy" and his only children's book "The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes", a charming tale of a lady rabbit who becomes the Easter Bunny which has been in print continually since its 1939 publication, is essentially forgotten.

DeBose is a descendant of Judge Thomas Heyward, Jr., signer of the Declaration of Independence.


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DuBose Heyward's Timeline

August 31, 1885
Charleston, Charleston, SC, USA
June 16, 1940
Age 54
Tryon, Polk, NC, USA
Charleston, SC, USA