Open main menu

Howard Charles Hickman (February 9, 1880 – December 31, 1949) was an American actor, director and writer. He was an accomplished stage leading man, who entered films through the auspices of producer Thomas H. Ince. Hickman directed 19 films and co-starred with his wife, actress Bessie Barriscale, in several productions before returning to the theatre.

Howard Hickman
Howard Hickman (1916).jpg
Howard Hickman in 1916
Howard Charles Hickman

(1880-02-09)February 9, 1880
DiedDecember 31, 1949(1949-12-31) (aged 69)
Resting placeMount Tamalpais Cemetery
OccupationActor, director, writer
Years active1912–1944
Spouse(s)Bessie Barriscale (?-1949) (his death) (1 child)

With the rise of the sound film, Hickman returned to the film business but received mostly small roles, often as an authoritarian figure. Hickman made a brief appearance as plantation owner John Wilkes, father of Ashley Wilkes, in Gone with the Wind (1939). He ended his film career in 1944, after more than 270 films.



Selected filmographyEdit

As actorEdit

Howard Hickman in Cheers for Miss Bishop (1941)
Original caption: "Howard Hickman, husband and director of Bessie Barriscale, shows leading man Jack Holt how to make love to Mrs. Hickman." This appears to be a production still from Kitty Kelly, M.D. (1919). If so, the cameraman behind the Bell & Howell model 2709 is Eugene Gaudio.

As directorEdit

As writerEdit


External linksEdit