1. Howard Hawks viewed a good writer as a sort of insurance policy, saying, "I'm such a coward that unless I get a good writer, I don't want to make a picture.
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2. Howard Hawks often recycled story lines from previous films, such as when he jettisoned the shooting script on El Dorado during production and reworked the film-in-progress into a remake of Rio Bravo (1959).
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3. Howard Hawks made a name for himself by directing eight silent films in the 1920s, His facility for language helped him to thrive with the dawn of talking pictures, and he really established himself with his first talkie in 1930, the classic World War I aviation drama The Dawn Patrol.
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11. Howard Hawks died in Palm Springs, California on December 26, 1977.
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14. Howard Hawks went on to Exeter Academy in New Hampshire from 1914 until 1916.
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16. Howard Hawks died on December 26, 1977, in Palm Springs, California.
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20. Howard Hawks had four younger siblings: Kenneth, William, Grace, and Helen.
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21. Howard Hawks died on December 26, 1977, in Palm Springs, California at the age of 81.
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22. Around this time, Howard Hawks worked on a number of films with Cary Grant.
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23. Howard Hawks graduated from Cornell University with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1917.
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24. Howard Hawks was born on May 30, 1896, in Goshen, Indiana.
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28. Howard Hawks was nicknamed "The Gray Fox" by members of the Hollywood community, thanks to his prematurely gray hair.
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31. Howard Hawks was an uncredited contributor to many other screenplays such as Underworld, Morocco (1930), Shanghai Express (1932), and Gunga Din (1939).
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34. Howard Hawks was known for maintaining close friendships with many American writers such as Ben Hecht, Ernest Hemingway, and William Faulkner.
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35. Howard Hawks built the race car that won the 1936 Indianapolis 500, as well as enjoyed riding motorcycles with Barbara Stanwyck and Gary Cooper.
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37. Howard Hawks died on December 26, 1977, at the age of 81, from complications arising from a fall when he tripped over his dog at his home in Palm Springs, California.
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40. In 1948, Howard Hawks made Red River, an epic western reminiscent of Mutiny on the Bounty starring John Wayne and Montgomery Clift in his first film.
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43. Howard Hawks completed initial shooting of the film in early 1941, but due to perfectionism and battles with the Hollywood Production Code, Hughes continued to re-shoot and re-edit the film until 1943, when it was finally released with Hawks uncredited as director.
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45. In 1934, Howard Hawks went to Columbia Pictures to make his first screwball comedy, Twentieth Century, starring John Barrymore and Hawks's distant cousin Carole Lombard.
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47. Howard Hawks used real race car drivers in the film, including the 1930 Indianapolis 500 winner Billy Arnold.
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49. Howard Hawks took the opportunity to accept a directing offer from Harry Cohn at Columbia Pictures.
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51. Howard Hawks was over schedule and over budget on the film, which began a rift between him and Sol Wurtzel that would eventually lead to Hawks leaving Fox.
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59. Howard Hawks was then sent to Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire from 1913 to 1914; his family's wealth may have influenced his acceptance to the elite private school.
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