Biography

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Howard Estabrook (born Howard Bolles, July 11, 1884 – July 16, 1978) was an American actor, film director and producer, and screenwriter.

Born Howard Bolles in Detroit, Michigan, Howard Estabrook began his career in 1904 as a stage actor in New York. He made his film debut in 1914 during the silent era, and would go on to appear in several features including Four Feathers. Estabrook left films in 1916 for a try at the business world, but returned in 1921.

Estabrook took on executive positions with various studios, and eventually began producing films in 1924. He soon found his calling in screenwriting. He was responsible for several of what have come to be regarded as classics of Hollywood including Hell's Angels (1930) and Street of Chance (1930), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. The following year, he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Cimarron, starring Richard Dix and Irene Dunne. In 1935, he (along with Hugh Walpole and Lenore J. Coffee) adapted the Charles Dickens novel David Copperfield for the 1935 film version starring W. C. Fields and Lionel Barrymore.

Estabrook continued in his screenwriting career for three decades, as well as directing and producing films before his death on July 16, 1978 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Howard Estabrook (born Howard Bolles, July 11, 1884 – July 16, 1978) was an American actor, film director and producer, and screenwriter.

Born Howard Bolles in Detroit, Michigan, Howard Estabrook began his career in 1904 as a stage actor in New York. He made his film debut in 1914 during the silent era, and would go on to appear in several features including Four Feathers. Estabrook left films in 1916 for a try at the business world, but returned in 1921.

Estabrook took on executive positions with various studios, and eventually began producing films in 1924. He soon found his calling in screenwriting. He was responsible for several of what have come to be regarded as classics of Hollywood including Hell's Angels (1930) and Street of Chance (1930), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. The following year, he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Cimarron, starring Richard Dix and Irene Dunne. In 1935, he (along with Hugh Walpole and Lenore J. Coffee) adapted the Charles Dickens novel David Copperfield for the 1935 film version starring W. C. Fields and Lionel Barrymore.

Estabrook continued in his screenwriting career for three decades, as well as directing and producing films before his death on July 16, 1978 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 44

Birthday 1884-07-11

Day of Death 1978-07-16

Place of Birth Detroit, Michigan, USA

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Also Known As

  • Howard Esterbrook

Writing TV ShowsMovies

1959 The Big Fisherman Writer
1954 Cattle Queen of Montana Screenplay
1954 Passion Adaptation
1952 Lone Star Story
1946 The Virginian Adaptation
1945 Dakota Adaptation
1944 The Bridge of San Luis Rey Adaptation Screenplay
1944 Heavenly Days Screenplay Story
1943 The Human Comedy Screenplay
1941 The Corsican Brothers Adaptation
1941 International Lady Screenplay
1941 New Wine Writer
1937 Maid of Salem Writer
1935 Way Down East Screenplay
1935 David Copperfield Screenplay
1933 The Bowery Screenplay
1933 The Masquerader Screenplay
1933 The Devil's in Love Writer
1932 The Conquerors Story
1932 A Bill of Divorcement Screenplay
1932 Roar of the Dragon Screenplay
1931 Are These Our Children Adaptation
1931 The Woman Between Writer
1931 Kismet Screenplay
1931 Woman Hungry Screenplay
1931 Cimarron Writer
1930 Hell's Angels Writer Screenplay
1930 Kismet Adaptation Dialogue
1930 The Bad Man Writer
1930 Double Cross Roads Writer
1930 Slightly Scarlet Screenplay
1930 Street of Chance Writer
1930 Behind the Make-Up Writer
1929 The Virginian Screenplay
1929 She Goes to War Writer
1929 The Four Feathers Screenplay
1928 The Shopworn Angel Writer
1928 Forgotten Faces Writer
1928 The Port of Missing Girls Screenplay
1928 Dressed to Kill Writer

Production

1946 The Virginian Producer
1937 Wells Fargo Associate Producer
1937 Maid of Salem Producer
1925 North Star Producer

Acting

1916 The Mysteries of Myra
1915 Four Feathers as Captain Harry Faversham

Directing

1944 Heavenly Days Director
1931 Are These Our Children Director

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