Definition of Howard Hawks from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Howard Hawks

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(1896-1977) an American who directed, produced and wrote films in a Hollywood career that lasted 52 years. The many famous stars he directed included Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn in Bringing Up Baby (1938), Gary Cooper in Sergeant York (1941), Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in The Big Sleep (1946), Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), and John Wayne in Rio Bravo (1959). Hawks received a special Oscar in 1974.