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Howard Estabrook (born Howard Bolles, July 11, 1884 – July 16, 1978) was an American actor, film director and producer, and screenwriter.
July 11, 1884
|Died||July 16, 1978 (aged 94)|
|Occupation||Actor, director, producer, screenwriter|
Born Howard Bolles in Detroit, Michigan, Howard Estabrook began his career in 1904 as a stage actor in New York. He made his film debut in 1914 during the silent era, and would go on to appear in several features including Four Feathers. Estabrook left films in 1916 for a try at the business world, but returned in 1921.
Estabrook took on executive positions with various studios, and eventually began producing films in 1924. He soon found his calling in screenwriting. He was responsible for several of what have come to be regarded as classics of Hollywood including Hell's Angels (1930) and Street of Chance (1930), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. The following year, he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Cimarron, starring Richard Dix and Irene Dunne. In 1935, he (along with Hugh Walpole and Lenore J. Coffee) adapted the Charles Dickens novel David Copperfield for the 1935 film version starring W. C. Fields and Lionel Barrymore.
|1914||Officer 666||Travers Gladwin|
|1916||The Mysteries of Myra||Dr. Payson Alden|
|1917||Giving Becky a Chance||Director|
|1924||The Price of a Party||Producer|
|1928||The Shopworn Angel||Writer|
|1929||The Four Feathers||Writer|
|1930||The Bad Man||Writer|
|1931||Are These Our Children?||Adaptation and dialogue|
|1932||A Bill of Divorcement||Screenplay|
|1935||Way Down East||Writer|
|1938||The Cowboy and the Lady||Contributing writer, uncredited|
|1943||The Human Comedy||Writer|
|1944||The Bridge of San Luis Rey||Adaptation, screenplay|
|1948||The Girl from Manhattan||Screenplay, story|
|1954||Cattle Queen of Montana||Screenplay|
|1959||The Big Fisherman||Writer|
|1958||The Millionaire||Writer, 1 episode|
|1959||DuPont Show of the Month||Writer, 1 episode|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|1930||3rd Academy Awards||Best Adapted Screenplay||Nominated|
|1931||4th Academy Awards||Won|
- Pace, Eric (July 28, 1978). "Howard Estabrook, Won Oscar for 'Cimarron' Screenplay, at 94". The New York Times.
- "The 4th Academy Awards (1931) Nominees and Winners". Oscars.org (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). Archived from the original on October 10, 2014. Retrieved May 21, 2019.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Howard Estabrook.|
- Howard Estabrook at the Internet Broadway Database
- Howard Estabrook at IMDb
- Howard Estabrook at the TCM Movie Database
- Howard Estabrook papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences