Howard, Sidney (Coe)(1891–1939) playwright; born in Oakland, Calif. His career had many ups and downs, although his first commercial success, They Knew What They Wanted (1924), a comedy about grape growers, won a Pulitzer Prize. He also wrote numerous screenplays, including that for Gone With The Wind (1939).
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