DuBose Heyward biography

DuBose Heyward

Novelist, Theatrical Lyricist

1885 – 1940

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Who was DuBose Heyward?

Edwin DuBose Heyward was an American author best known for his 1925 novel Porgy, which was adapted by his wife Dorothy into a 1927 play. The stage Porgy inspired the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess with music by George Gershwin, which was later adapted into a 1959 film. Heyward also wrote poetry and other novels and plays, as well as the children's book The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes.

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Born
Aug 31, 1885
Charleston
Also known as
  • Edwin DuBose Heyward
  • Heyward, DuBose
  • Du Bose Heyward
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • South Carolina
Died
Jun 16, 1940
Tryon

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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