|Name Bronson Howard|
Ex-spouse Alice Culverwell
Plays Young Mrs. Winthrop
|Movies The Saphead, Aristocracy|
|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.
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:
In 1899 he collaborated with Brander Matthews in Peter Stuyvesant.