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Name  Bronson Howard
Ex-spouse  Alice Culverwell
Plays  Young Mrs. Winthrop
Movies  The Saphead, Aristocracy
Role  Dramatist

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Died  August 4, 1908, Avon-by-the-Sea, New Jersey, United States
Books  Shenandoah, Shenandoah ‑ Represen, The autobiography of a play
Similar People  Victor Mapes, Winchell Smith, Herbert Blache, June Mathis

Bronson Howard (October 7, 1842 – August 4, 1908) was a well-known American dramatist.


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Howard was born in Detroit. He prepared for college at New Haven, Conn., but instead of entering Yale he turned to Journalism in New York. From 1867 to 1872 he worked on several newspapers, among them the Evening Mail and the Tribune. As early as 1864 he had written a dramatic piece (Fantine) which was played in Detroit. His first important play was Saratoga, produced by Augustin Daly in 1870. It was very successful and became the first of a long series of pieces which gave Mr. Howard a foremost position among American playwrights.

He married a sister of Sir Charles Wyndham, the English actor, and he had homes in New Rochelle, New York and London, England where some of his plays were no less popular than in America. Bronson Howard was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

He died, aged 65, in Avon-by-the-Sea, New Jersey, where he had gone to regain his strength.


Among his other best-known plays are:

  • The Banker's Daughter (1878)
  • Old Love Letters (1878)
  • Young Mrs. Winthrop (1882)
  • One of our Girls (1885)
  • The Henrietta (1887; revived in 1913 as The New Henrietta)
  • Shenandoah (1889)
  • Aristocracy (1892)
  • In 1899 he collaborated with Brander Matthews in Peter Stuyvesant.


  • Moses, M.J. (1911). The American Dramatist. Boston: Little, Brown & Company.
  • References

    Bronson Howard Wikipedia