Howard Winchester Hawks

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Howard Winchester Hawks

Also Known As: "The Silver Fox"
Birthplace: Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana, United States
Death: Died in Palm Springs, Riverside County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Frank W. Hawks and Helen Brown Hawks
Ex-husband of Athole Hawks; Nancy "Slim" Keith, Lady Keith and Dee Hartford
Father of <private> Hawks; <private> McCampbell (Hawks); <private> (Hawks) and <private> Hawks
Brother of <private> Hawks; William B. Hawks and Helen Hawks

Occupation: Movie Director
Managed by: Randy Schoenberg
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About Howard Winchester Hawks

Howard "The Silver Fox" Winchester Hawks was an influential American film director, producer and screenwriter of the classic Hollywood era. He is known for 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), The Big Sleep (1946), Red River (1948), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and Rio Bravo (1959).

In 1975, Hawks was awarded the Honorary Academy Award as "a master American filmmaker whose creative efforts hold a distinguished place in world cinema," and in 1942 he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for Sergeant York.

For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Howard Hawks has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1708 Vine Street.


Dee Hartford (20 February 1953 - 1959) (divorced) 1 child

Nancy Gross (11 December 1941 - 9 June 1949) (divorced) 1 child

Athole Shearer (28 May 1928 - 5 December 1940) (divorced) 2 children


Birth date could be 7/15/1916. Needs to be checked.

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Howard Winchester Hawks's Timeline

May 30, 1896
Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana, United States