The Big Sky

Howard Hawks with his daughter Barbara, an extra in The Big Sky (1952).  She did not have a career in film with only one other credit, also in 1952.

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 Gary Cooper gave away Nancy to Howard, acting as her surrogate father, at the marriage of Howard Hawks and Nancy Gross.  They were married four days after Pearl Harbor, on Dec 11, 1941, and divorced Jun 9, 1949.

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Howard Hawks with the third of his three wives, Dee Hartford.

Kenneth Hawks

Marriage of Mary Astor and Kenneth Hawks (1898-1930), brother of director Howard Hawks, February 26, 1928. They had been married for less than two years when he was killed in a plane crash over the Pacific Ocean with nine others.

Marriage of actress Mary Astor to Kenneth Hawks, 1928. Mary’s career in Hollywood lasted into the 60s with Robert Aldrich’s Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte. She was most notable with Humphrey Bogart in John Huston’s The Maltese Falcon, 1941.

Marriage of Mary Astor and Kenneth Hawks (1898-1930), brother of director Howard Hawks, February 26, 1928.

They had been married for less than two years when he was killed in a plane crash over the Pacific Ocean with nine others.

Kenneth was also a director, with three credits 1929-30 at the time of his death.

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Howard Hawks with his sister-in-law Norma Shearer

Howard Hawks with his first wife Athole Shearer, sister of Norma.  They were married May 28, 1928 to Dec 5, 1940.  While married to Howard, Athole suffered from undiagnosed bipolar disorder.

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Howard Hawks spent time in Europe after the failure of Land of the Pharaohs (1955).  After the longest break between films in his career, he returned reinvigorated with one of his masterpieces, Rio Bravo (1959).

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Howard Hawks in his youngest surviving photo.

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Howard Hawks in a studio photo from the 30s.

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Motorcycles were one of Howard Hawks’ many interests that had no connection to Hollywood or the film industry.

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Howard Hawks poses for a publicity still.

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Joseph McBride used this portrait of Howard Hawks for his one and only biography, The Grey Fox of Hollywood (1997).

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Howard Hawks during his career in silent films at 20th Century Fox.

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Howard Hawks later in life in his Palm Springs home.