Gender
Male
Born
Jun 26, 1891
Oakland, California, USA
Died
Aug 23, 1939
Tyringham, Massachusetts, USA
Director Producer Writer Source Material
Also Known As
Sidney Coe Howard [Birthname]
Relations
Husband of
Clare Eames (1922 - 1930) her death
Father of
Jennifer Howard
Grandfather of
John Goldwyn
Grandfather of
Tony Goldwyn
Comments
Founding member of the Playwrights' Company. First person to win Pulitzer Prize & Oscar for Best Screenplay in the same year (Gone With the Wind).
The Most Happy Fella (Feb 13, 1992 - Aug 30, 1992)
  • Based on "They Knew What They Wanted" by Sidney Howard
MusicalComedyRevival
The Most Happy Fella (Oct 11, 1979 - Nov 25, 1979)
  • Based on "They Knew What They Wanted" by Sidney Howard
MusicalComedyRevival
They Knew What They Wanted (Jan 27, 1976 - Mar 06, 1976)
  • Written by Sidney Howard
PlayComedyRevival
The Best Man (Mar 31, 1960 - Jul 08, 1961)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
Silent Night, Lonely Night (Dec 03, 1959 - Mar 19, 1960)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
Five Finger Exercise (Dec 02, 1959 - Oct 01, 1960)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
Flowering Cherry (Oct 21, 1959 - Oct 24, 1959)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
Chéri (Oct 12, 1959 - Nov 28, 1959)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
Juno (Mar 09, 1959 - Mar 21, 1959)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
MusicalComedyOriginal
Look After Lulu (Mar 03, 1959 - Apr 04, 1959)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayComedyOriginal
The Gazebo (Dec 12, 1958 - Jun 27, 1959)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayComedy MysteryOriginal
Cue for Passion (Nov 25, 1958 - Dec 27, 1958)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayDramaOriginal
Edwin Booth (Nov 24, 1958 - Dec 13, 1958)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayDramaOriginal
The Pleasure of His Company (Oct 22, 1958 - Nov 21, 1959)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayComedyOriginal
Handful of Fire (Oct 01, 1958 - Oct 04, 1958)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayDramaOriginal
Howie (Sep 17, 1958 - Sep 20, 1958)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayComedyOriginal
Present Laughter (Jan 31, 1958 - Feb 08, 1958)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayComedyRevival
Summer of the 17th Doll (Jan 22, 1958 - Feb 15, 1958)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
The Country Wife (Nov 27, 1957 - Jan 04, 1958)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayComedyRevival
Nude With Violin (Nov 14, 1957 - Feb 08, 1958)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayComedyOriginal
Small War on Murray Hill (Jan 03, 1957 - Jan 12, 1957)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayComedyOriginal
The Lovers (May 10, 1956 - May 12, 1956)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
The Most Happy Fella (May 03, 1956 - Dec 14, 1957)
  • Based on "They Knew What They Wanted" by Sidney Howard
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Ponder Heart (Feb 16, 1956 - Jun 23, 1956)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayComedyOriginal
Once Upon A Tailor (May 23, 1955 - May 28, 1955)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayComedyOriginal
The Bad Seed (Dec 08, 1954 - Sep 27, 1955)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
The Traveling Lady (Oct 27, 1954 - Nov 20, 1954)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
All Summer Long (Sep 23, 1954 - Nov 13, 1954)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
Ondine (Feb 18, 1954 - Jul 03, 1954)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayRomanceOriginal
The Winner (Feb 17, 1954 - Mar 13, 1954)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
In the Summer House (Dec 29, 1953 - Feb 13, 1954)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
Madam, Will You Walk (Dec 01, 1953 - Jan 10, 1954)
  • Written by Sidney Howard
PlayComedyOriginal
The Emperor's Clothes (Feb 09, 1953 - Feb 21, 1953)
  • Produced in association with The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayDramaOriginal
Mr. Pickwick (Sep 17, 1952 - Nov 08, 1952)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayComedyRevival
The Grand Tour (Dec 10, 1951 - Dec 15, 1951)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
Not for Children (Feb 13, 1951 - Feb 17, 1951)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayComedyOriginal
They Knew What They Wanted (Feb 16, 1949 - Apr 09, 1949)
  • Written by Sidney Howard
PlayComedyRevival
The Smile of the World (Jan 12, 1949 - Jan 15, 1949)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
Yellow Jack (Feb 27, 1947 - Mar 15, 1947)
  • Written by Sidney Howard
PlayDrama HistoryRevival
Street Scene (Jan 09, 1947 - May 17, 1947)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
MusicalDramaOriginal
Truckline Cafe (Feb 27, 1946 - Mar 09, 1946)
  • Produced in association with The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
Lute Song (Feb 06, 1946 - Jun 08, 1946)
  • Book by Sidney Howard
MusicalOriginal
The Rugged Path (Nov 10, 1945 - Jan 19, 1946)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
Yellow Jack (Apr 07, 1944 - Apr 07, 1944)
  • Written by Sidney Howard
PlayDrama HistoryOriginal
Storm Operation (Jan 11, 1944 - Jan 29, 1944)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
A New Life (Sep 15, 1943 - Nov 13, 1943)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
The Patriots (Jan 29, 1943 - Jun 26, 1943)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
The Pirate (Nov 25, 1942 - Apr 27, 1943)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayComedyOriginal
The Eve of St. Mark (Oct 07, 1942 - Jun 26, 1943)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayDramaOriginal
Candle in the Wind (Oct 22, 1941 - Jan 10, 1942)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
The Talley Method (Feb 24, 1941 - Apr 12, 1941)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
Flight to the West (Dec 30, 1940 - Apr 26, 1941)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
Journey to Jerusalem (Oct 05, 1940 - Oct 19, 1940)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayDramaOriginal
There Shall Be No Night (Sep 09, 1940 - Nov 02, 1940)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayDramaOriginal
There Shall Be No Night (Apr 29, 1940 - Aug 09, 1940)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayDramaOriginal
Two On An Island (Jan 22, 1940 - Apr 13, 1940)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayComedyOriginal
Key Largo (Nov 27, 1939 - Feb 24, 1940)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayDramaOriginal
They Knew What They Wanted (Oct 02, 1939 - Oct 21, 1939)
  • Written by Sidney Howard
PlayComedyRevival
American Landscape (Dec 03, 1938 - Jan 1939)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayDramaOriginal
Knickerbocker Holiday (Oct 19, 1938 - Mar 11, 1939)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
MusicalComedyOriginal
Abe Lincoln in Illinois (Oct 15, 1938 - Nov 25, 1939)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayDramaOriginal
The Ghost of Yankee Doodle (Nov 22, 1937 - Jan 01, 1938)
  • Written by Sidney Howard
PlayDramaOriginal
Paths of Glory (Sep 26, 1935 - Oct 16, 1935)
  • Written by Sidney Howard
PlayTragedyOriginal
Ode to Liberty (Dec 21, 1934 - Feb 1935)
  • Staged by Sidney Howard
  • Written by Sidney Howard
PlayComedyOriginal
Dodsworth (Aug 20, 1934 - Jan 1935)
  • Written by Sidney Howard
PlayDramaOriginal
Yellow Jack (Mar 06, 1934 - May 1934)
  • Written by Sidney Howard
PlayDrama HistoryOriginal
Dodsworth (Feb 24, 1934 - Jun 30, 1934)
  • Dramatized by Sidney Howard
PlayDramaOriginal
Alien Corn (Feb 20, 1933 - May 1933)
  • Written by Sidney Howard
PlayOriginal
The Late Christopher Bean (Oct 31, 1932 - May 1933)
  • Book adapted by Sidney Howard
PlayComedyOriginal
Marseilles (Nov 17, 1930 - Dec 1930)
  • Written by Sidney Howard
PlayComedyOriginal
Half Gods (Dec 21, 1929 - Jan 1930)
  • Written by Sidney Howard
PlayDramaOriginal
Olympia (Oct 16, 1928 - Nov 1928)
  • Translated by Sidney Howard
PlayComedyOriginal
Salvation (Jan 31, 1928 - Feb 1928)
  • Written by Sidney Howard
PlayOriginal
The Silver Cord (Dec 20, 1926 - Mar 1927)
  • Written by Sidney Howard
PlayOriginal
Ned McCobb's Daughter (Nov 29, 1926 - Apr 1927)
  • Written by Sidney Howard
PlayOriginal
Last Night of Don Juan / The Pilgrimage (Nov 09, 1925 - Nov 25, 1925)
  • Translated by Sidney Howard
PlayOriginal
Lucky Sam McCarver (Oct 21, 1925 - Nov 14, 1925)
  • Directed by Sidney Howard
  • Written by Sidney Howard
PlayOriginal
They Knew What They Wanted (Nov 24, 1924 - Nov 14, 1925)
  • Written by Sidney Howard
PlayComedyOriginal
Bewitched (Oct 01, 1924 - Oct 1924)
  • Written by Sidney Howard
PlayOriginal
Casanova (Sep 26, 1923 - Dec 1923)
  • Translated by Sidney Howard
PlayDramaOriginal
Swords (Sep 01, 1921 - Sep 1921)
  • Written by Sidney Howard
PlayDramaOriginal

Tony Award®

 

Best Play

1960 | Nominee  | The Best Man
Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)

Pulitzer Prize

for Drama

1925 | Winner  | They Knew What They Wanted
Written by Sidney Howard

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