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Overview (3)

Born in Oakland, California, USA
Died in Tyringham, Massachusetts, USA  (farm accident)
Birth NameSidney Coe Howard

Spouse (2)

Leopoldine Blaine Damrosch (10 January 1931 - 23 August 1939) ( his death) ( 3 children)
Clare Eames (1 June 1922 - 1 March 1930) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (10)

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)).
The first person to win an Academy Award posthumously (for Gone with the Wind (1939)).
Grandfather of John Goldwyn.
Grandfather of Tony Goldwyn.
Father of Jennifer Howard.
Is portrayed by Dan Caldwell in The Scarlett O'Hara War (1980)
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.
Co-wrote two plays ("Jeannette's Way" and "Fiat Lux") with Frederick Faust (Max Brand) while they were students at UCal Berkeley in the 1910s.
The musical, "The Most Happy Fella" at the Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2017 Non-Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Musical Production.
As of 2018, he's the only screenwriter to ever win a posthumous Academy Award in the screenplay category.

Salary (1)

Gone with the Wind (1939) $84,834

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