Howard Hawks

Howard Hawks

Born: 30 May 1896
Died: 26 December 1977











Academy Award nominated film director Howard Hawks was born on this day in 1896.

Hawks began his career during the silent film era and made his first film The Road to Glory (1926), two years later he made his first ‘talkie’ The Air Circus (1928).

He is best known for the films Scarface (1932), Bringing Up Baby (1938), His Girl Friday (1940), To Have and Have Not (1944), The Big Sleep (1946), I was a Male War Bride (1949), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and Rio Bravo (1959).

His 1941 film Sergeant York earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Director and in 1975 he received an Academy Honorary Award as “A master American filmmaker whose creative efforts hold a distinguished place in world cinema.”

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