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Sidney Howard (I) (1891–1939)


The first person to win both the Pulitzer Prize (Drama, 1925, for "They Knew What They Wanted") and the Academy Award for Best Screenplay (1939 for Gone with the Wind (1939)). See more trivia »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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 1980 Estudio 1 (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- El difunto Christopher Bean (1980) ... (play)
 1980 Great Performances (TV Series) (play "They Knew What They Wanted" - 1 episode)
- The Most Happy Fella (1980) ... (play "They Knew What They Wanted")
 1963 Grande Teatro Tupi (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Almas em Desespero (1963) ... (play)
 1960 A Breath of Scandal (English translation of "Olympia")
 1957 Die Silberschnur (TV Movie) (play)
  ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (1 episode, 1956) (play - 1 episode, 1956)
- The Silver Cord (1956)
- Yellow Jack (1956) ... (play)
 1955-1956 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- Dodsworth (1956) ... (play)
- Yellow Jack (1955) ... (play)
 1955 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series) (play "The Late Christopher Bean" - 1 episode)
- Christopher Bean (1955) ... (play "The Late Christopher Bean")
 1955 Der selige Christopher Bohn (TV Movie) (adaptation)
  Celanese Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1952) (play - 1 episode, 1952)
- Yellow Jack (1952) ... (writer)
- They Knew What They Wanted (1952) ... (play)
 1950-1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 3 episodes)
- The Silver Cord (1951) ... (play)
- Ned McCobb's Daughter (1951) ... (play)
- The Late Christopher Bean (1950) ... (play)
 1950 The Prudential Family Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dodsworth (1950) ... (writer)
 1949 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Silver Cord (1949) ... (play)
 1949 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Late Christopher Bean (1949) ... (play)
 1949 The Silver Cord (TV Movie) (play)
 1948 Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Silver Cord (1948) ... (play)
 1940 They Knew What They Wanted (from the Pulitzer Prize Play by)
 1940 He Stayed for Breakfast (adaptation)
 1940 Northwest Passage (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1939 Gone with the Wind (screen play)
 1939 Raffles (screen play)
 1938 Yellow Jack (from the play by)
 1937 Nothing Sacred (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1937 The Prisoner of Zenda (uncredited)
 1936 Dodsworth (dramatisation) / (screenplay)
 1933 Christopher Bean (play "The Late Christopher Bean")
 1933 The Silver Cord (from the play by)
 1932 The Greeks Had a Word for Them (adaptation)
 1931 Arrowsmith (adapted for the screen by)
 1931 One Heavenly Night (adaptation)
 1930 Free Love (play "Half Gods")
 1930 Die Sehnsucht jeder Frau (adaptation and dialogue) / (play)
 1930 Raffles
 1930 A Lady to Love (play "They Knew What They Wanted") / (screenplay)
 1929 Condemned (writer)
 1929 Bulldog Drummond (adapted for the talking screen by)
 1928 Ned McCobb's Daughter (play)
 1928 The Secret Hour (play "They Knew What They Wanted")
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Stage: Wrote "Ned McCobb's Daughter", produced on Broadway. Directed by Philip Moeller. John Golden Theatre: 29 Nov 1926-Apr 1927 (closing date unknown/156 performances). Cast: Morris Carnovsky (as "Second Federal Man"), Clare Eames (as "Carrie Callahan"), Margalo Gillmore (as "Jenny"), Earle Larrimore (as "George Callahan"), 'Philip ... See more »

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Worked under contract at United Artists (1929-31 and 1936). He labored on the script of Gone with the Wind (1939) for more than a year with David O. Selznick, but never saw a single reel of the completed film; he died in an accident on his farm in Massachusetts when the tractor he was driving rolled over on top of him. See more »

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