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Howard Hawks

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Howard Hawks (May 30, 1896December 26, 1977) was an American film director, producer and writer of the classic Hollywood era.

He was born Howard Winchester Hawks in Goshen, Indiana.

Hawks was known for his versatility as a director, filming comedies, dramas, and Westerns with equal ease and skill. Critic Leonard Maltin has labelled Hawks "the greatest American director who is not a household name," noting that, while his work may not be as well known as Ford, Welles, or Hitchcock, he is no less a talented filmmaker.

He died in Palm Springs, California, from the aftermath of a fall.

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

Hawks was notorious for fabricating stories about the movie business, usually in a way which inflated his already considerable contributions to it. One such story has it that Hawks told Ernest Hemingway that he could make a good movie out of the worst thing that Hemingway had ever written, at which point Hemingway challenged him to make a movie out of To Have and Have Not.

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See also: Other notable figures in Western filmsde:Howard Hawks es:Howard Hawks fr:Howard Hawks it:Howard Hawks ja:ハワード・ホークス pt:Howard Hawks

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