Howard, Sidney

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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Letters to Sidney Howard, Sidney Howard Papers, Bancroft Library, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley CA.
One was centered on Shaftesbury, whose deep suspicion of Monmouth and anxiety for his own safety thwarted several plans before his flight in November 1682; another was represented by Monmouth and the so-called Council of Six (the duke, Russell, Essex, Howard, Sidney, and Hampden); and a third, and most desperate, group of plotters was led by Robert West, atheist, Whig, and barrister.